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WASHINGTON — In another White House shakeup, US President Barack Obama
announced Friday that his national security adviser, Gen. James Jones,
was stepping down after helping to shape foreign policy for almost two
Tom Donilon, Jones' deputy, will take over as the top security adviser.
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Obama hailed Jones, a lifelong military man before his White House post,
as a "dedicated public servant and a friend to me." The president
turned over the job to Donilon, a workhorse figure in the White House
who brings to the job a long background of Democratic politics and
The president said that Jones, from the start, had planned to leave within two years.
The move comes just one week after Obama lost his chief of staff, Rahm
Emanuel, who quit to run for mayor in his and Obama's hometown, Chicago,