Retired General Jones May Get Top Security Post

Thursday, November 6, 2008 3:56 PM

By: Dave Eberhart

Retired Marine Gen. James Jones, a former NATO supreme allied commander, reportedly is a candidate for the White House role of national security adviser – and the former commandant of the Marine Corps signals he is ready for the call.

Meanwhile, other press reports suggest that Jones, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER FOR THE U.S. CHAMBER INSTITUTE FOR 21st CENTURY ENERGY, could be tapped for a senior intelligence post.

The buzz about a potential big role for Jones in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration rose above murmurs when the Illinois senator mentioned his name during the third presidential debate.

“If I’m interested in figuring out my foreign policy, I associate myself with my running mate, Joe Biden, or with Dick Lugar, the Republican ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee or General Jim Jones, the former supreme allied commander of NATO,