Experts Question Significance of Upgrading WH Counterterrorism Post

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A number of national security veterans have challenged the Trump transition team’s claim that it is significantly raising the profile of a key White House counterterrorism position.

President-elect Donald Trump last month decided to name Thomas Bossert, a former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush, to be the new administration’s Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.  Bossert, who is considered a cybersecurity expert, previously worked as Deputy Homeland Security Advisor to President George W. Bush and since 2009, has run his own homeland and national security consulting business.

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