Gen. Jones as national security adviser

Other News Materials 26 November 2008 04:56 (UTC +04:00)

A Democratic official says retired Marine Gen. James Jones is President-elect Barack Obama's pick to be national security adviser, AP reported.

Obama plans to name his foreign policy team after the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday.

His pick for secretary of state is Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, though she has not formally accepted the job yet. It is unclear whether Jones has accepted the job, but the official said Obama has decided that the retired Marine will be his national security adviser.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Obama has not authorized anybody to discuss the deliberations.