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Biden national security aide John Kirby gets expanded role - Reuters

Biden national security aide John Kirby gets expanded role - Reuters White House National Security Council Strategic Communications Coordinator John Kirby (photo: Getty Images)

President Joe Biden's top national security spokesperson, John Kirby, is getting promoted. He will be elevated to an assistant to the president from deputy assistant and White House national security communications adviser, according to Reuters.

John Kirby, who in past years has served as the top spokesperson at the Pentagon and the State Department, will have a new title - White House national security advisor.

According to an anonymous official of the agency, he will also be promoted from the position of deputy assistant to the status of assistant to the president from deputy assistant. He will be responsible for coordinating communications on national security issues across various agencies.

Kirby has been one of the most visible faces of the Biden White House, frequently joining the podium for briefings alongside press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre to brief on national security issues, particularly since the Hamas attacks on Israel on Oct. 7 and Israel's subsequent attack on Gaza.

His briefings in the briefing room will continue, the official said.

Kirby, a retired U.S. Navy admiral, has been the National Security Council's coordinator for strategic communications since he was brought over from the Pentagon in 2022.

Under the new structure, he will hire a small staff tasked with helping him synchronize the administration's messaging on national security issues.

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Recently, Kirby described scandalous American media figure Tucker Carlson's interview with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin as simply useless.

Following Valerii Zaluzhnyi's resignation as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, General Kirby stated that the White House would work with anyone leading the Ukrainian army.