General Jim Jones appointed National Security Advisor

The Washington Times reports:

“We have become too dependent on foreign sources,” Mr. Jones said at a U.S. Chamber event last month. “The enormous transfer of wealth as a result of our dependency is a front row, first rate national security issue.”

Mr. Jones’ supporters credit him with being one of the nation’s first high-ranking officials to clearly draw the connection between energy reforms and national security.

“General Jones was one of the first flag officers to internalize the link between energy and security,” said Anne Korin, chairwoman of Set America Free Coalition, which supports breaking the nation’s dependence on foreign oil. “Even as NATO commander, he tried to carve a role for the alliance on energy security when most members were still averse to the idea. With his appointment as NSA, the energy security community will have a strong advocate in the White House.”

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