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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 07:  White House National Security Advisor Susan Rice talks to reporters about President Barack Obama's upcoming trip to Asia in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House November 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama will travel to China, Myanmar and Australia next week during a six-day trip to attend a series of meetings with foreign leaders.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Susan Rice

Susan Elizabeth Rice is the United States National Security Advisor. Prior to holding this position, Rice was a U.S. diplomat, a Brooking’s Institution fellow and a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations. She also served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton’s second term. In 2009, she was confirmed as a UN ambassador by the U.S. Senate. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)