October 9, 2010

No One Will Miss Jim Jones

Fred Kaplan, Slate

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The harshest and most telling critique of Gen. James Jones' tenure as national security adviser is that his absence will barely be noticed. President Obama announced today that Jones is resigning and that his deputy, Tom Donilon, will replace him. But Donilon has been de facto national security adviser for many months now, while Jones has been, to a startling degree, a West Wing wallflower.

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