President Trump will nominate Robert Story Karem for assistant secretary of Defense for international security affairs and Kari Bingen for principal deputy under secretary of Defense for intelligence, according to a Tuesday White House statement.
Karem was a Middle East adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney from February 2005 to January 2009, a legislative aide to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and a national security adviser to former and current House Majority Leaders Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.).
He also was a foreign policy adviser to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush’s (R) 2016 presidential campaign and worked at the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
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