DHS Deputy Secretary was top United Nations official (Jane Holl Lute)
Posted Sun, Jan 25, 2009 at 8:29 am
A top United Nations official who once served on the White House National Security Council has been picked for deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department, a move that would place two women at the top of the department for the first time.A quote from James Carafano of the Heritage Foundation follows; he doesn't think she has "the right skill set."
President Barack Obama's nomination of Jane Holl Lute, a retired Army major who worked on the NSC under President Bill Clinton, was announced Friday by Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.
...At the U.N., Lute coordinates peace efforts among countries in conflict.
...In addition to her NSC work, Lute has served as vice president and chief operating officer of the United Nations Foundation. She served in the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm. Lute is married to Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute, Obama's deputy national security adviser for Iraq and Afghanistan.