CHICAGO (AFP) — Facing a string of grave foreign policy crises, Barack Obama was set Monday to name his one-time rival Hillary Clinton as secretary of state in a national security team stacked with political muscle.
The president-elect was also expected to formally announce that Defense Secretary Robert Gates will stay on for at least a year and select former NATO commander James Jones for the vital role of national security advisor.
His picks will become the latest collection of political power players to join a formative cabinet already replete with experience on the world stage and in Washington's political jungle.

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AFP: Obama set to formally name Clinton secretary of state