Oct 22, 2010 10:54 AM by Posted by Sharlee Barriere
WASHINGTON (AP) - An administration official says President
Barack Obama is naming Denis McDonough to be his No. 2 national security adviser.
Obama intends to name McDonough on Friday as deputy national security adviser, a move that had been expected.
McDonough will serve under the national security adviser, Tom Donilon, who held the second-ranking job himself until recently being promoted to replace Gen. James Jones in the top position.
McDonough has been serving as chief of staff to the National Security Council. Previously, he was the council's head of strategic communications under Obama.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because Obama had not yet announced the change.