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5 Takeaways From Obama's Susan Rice Appointment

President Obama's selection of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as his national security adviser sends a message to his Republican foes: In your face.

National Security Adviser Donilon Resigns; Rice To Take Over

The White House announced Wednesday that Tom Donilon is resigning as President Obama's national security adviser. He will be replaced by Susan Rice, the current U.S. ambassador to the United Nations.

Obama Names Susan Rice As New National Security Adviser

President Obama has announced his choice of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as the next national security adviser, an appointment that does not require Senate confirmation. Congressional Republicans have sharply criticized Rice for erroneous statements she made after the attacks on a U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, last September.

What's Next For Bradley Manning And The WikiLeaks Trial?

All Things Considered host Robert Siegel talks with Ed Pilkington of The Guardian about the trial of Pfc. Bradley Manning, who is accused of leaking classified military documents to WikiLeaks.

Top Military Brass Face Panel Regarding Sexual Assaults

Tuesday on Capitol Hill a panel of top military officers — including the Joint Chiefs of Staff — faced a Senate panel that grilled them about the problem of sexual assault in the military. There was consensus that the problem is unacceptable, but there was less agreement about solutions. One controversial proposal, backed by some Senators, calls for taking responsibility for military trials of sexual assault cases from commanders. NPR's Larry Abramson reports on the debate over the military chain of command and sexual assault.

What's Next For The FBI: A New Generation Of Challenges

As Robert Mueller's tenure at the director FBI comes to a close, the Obama administration narrows the global war on terror. The White House is expected to nominate former deputy attorney general James Comey. The new leader will face a host of new challenges.