Victoria Nuland helped fuel a coup and violent war in Ukraine, yet the president-elect thinks she’s a perfect fit.
On Monday, President-elect Joe Biden announced a number of new additions to his national security team. It was widely reported that Wendy Sherman, the former undersecretary of state for political affairs under Barack Obama and John Kerry, would receive a promotion and become the department’s number two, under secretary of state designee Antony Blinken. Sherman was widely and rightfully hailed over her role as the lead American negotiator of the Iran nuclear accord.
Biden also announced his plan to name the former head of policy planning at the State Department, Jon Finer, as deputy national security adviser. These are, by the low standards set by the Biden transition, sensible appointments. The same, however, cannot be said for Biden’s nominee for Sherman’s old job, that of undersecretary for political affairs, Victoria Nuland. Läs artikel