“Biden’s national security rollout doesn’t include a Pentagon pick.”
Wednesday, November 25, 2020, By Lily Datz
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Mark Jacobson, assistant dean of the Washington programs for the Maxwell School, was quoted in the Washington Post story “Biden’s national security rollout doesn’t include a Pentagon pick.” Jacobson, who is a former Pentagon official, compared Biden’s announcement of his national security team to that of George W. Bush’s Cabinet announcement. “When the Bush administration did their famous rollout of ‘the Vulcans’ ” as the group was nicknamed, “it was part of an electoral campaign promise and meant to show competence and experience,” which Jacobson says is a message similar to Biden’s.