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Rubio adds to foreign affairs staff



jflyheadshot.jpgSen. Marco Rubio today will name Jamie Fly as his counselor for foreign and national security affairs.

Fly arrives from the conservative think tank Foreign Policy Initiative, where he had been executive director since its founding in 2009. Before that Fly served at in the George W. Bush administration with stints at the National Security Council and in the Defense Department, working on the nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. 

Rubio has worked to establish his credentials in foreign affairs, espousing a hawkish view as he sits on foreign relations and the intelligence committee.

“Our nation is facing serious challenges around the globe, and it’s critical that we do everything we can this Congress to ensure that America remains a leader in the world," Rubio said in a statement. "Jamie’s experience in both the government and private sector will make him an asset to the foreign policy challenges and initiatives we look forward to working on this year.

Fly worked for the RNC on Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign and on the 2005 Presidential Inaugural Committee. He was a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations, working on European and national security issues. He has worked at the World Bank and interned at the American Enterprise Institute, the American Embassy in London, and the United States Senate. His full bio here.

[Last modified: Friday, January 18, 2013 12:15am]


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