Biden national security team has hallmarks of Obama third term

President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled his national security and foreign policy team, and his administration is shaping up to be an extension of former President Barack Obama’s in the crucial policy arena.

Biden on Monday named Tony Blinken as his secretary of state nominee, along with Alejandro Mayorkas to lead the Department of Homeland Security, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as his United Nations ambassador, and John Kerry as the first special presidential envoy for climate to sit on the National Security Council.

The former two-term vice president and 36-year Delaware senator also named Avril Haines as his director of national intelligence and Jake Sullivan as his national security adviser.

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