Biden signals US diplomatic shift with new team

Washington (AFP) – President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced a foreign policy and national security team crammed with veterans from the Barack Obama years, signaling an end to the upheaval under President Donald Trump and a return to traditional US diplomacy.Top of the list was former State Department number two Antony Blinken, tapped for secretary of state.Biden also named the first female head of intelligence, the first Latino chief of Homeland Security, the first woman as treasury secretary, and a heavyweight pointman on climate issues — Obama-era top diplomat John Kerry.Even as Trump …

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