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Biden's Cabinet picks expected to lead change in foreign policy Updated: 2020-11-25 17:03:20 KST

The Biden administration is starting to take shape, as President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday announces his Cabinet picks.
Biden emphasized that he and his team fully intend to take back the global leadership role and secure America's alliances in the Asia-Pacific region.

"It's a team that will keep our country and our people safe and secure. It's a team that reflects the fact that America is back, ready to lead the world, not retreat from it."

Biden's team includes Anthony Blinken as secretary of state and Alejandro Mayorkas as secretary of homeland security.
For other key roles, Jake Sullivan was nominated as national security advisor, Linda Thomas-Greenfield as U.S. ambassador to the UN, and Avril Haines as national intelligence director.
Biden and his team look to push back Trump's "America First" mantra that pulled out of multiple international accords and dented several diplomatic relationships.

"The team meets this moment, this team behind me. They embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies."

Meanwhile, the White House on Tuesday finally signed off on President-elect Joe Biden receiving daily intelligence briefings.
This step is considered an integral part of a government's transition, and after weeks of delay Biden will finally be privy to classified intelligence reports regarding national security threats.
Kim Yeon-seung, Arirang News
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