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Getting Your People in Place to Keep the Country Safe

June 1, 2016

Courtney Liss, Center for Presidential Transition

At the Center for Presidential Transition’s National Security in Transition event, former Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy and former National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley discuss the importance of the next president getting key appointees in place as early as possible to ensure our nation’s security.

Watch as Hadley discusses why the nation’s new chief executive should pick members of the national security team who can work together, who have experience leading large organizations and who are strategic thinkers.

If you’re curious about which national security agencies are hit hardest by the change in administrations, check out this graph of appointee positions. There are 171 appointees in Department of Homeland Security alone.


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