National Security Appointments

President Clinton appointed Senator Cohen, a Republican, to be Defense Secretary, Ambassador Albright to be the first female Secretary of… read more

President Clinton appointed Senator Cohen, a Republican, to be Defense Secretary, Ambassador Albright to be the first female Secretary of State, Anthony Lake to be Director of Intelligence and Samuel Berger to be national security adviser. The president stressed that he has appointed qualified, dedicated people who would serve the nation well and that his choices were not politically motivated. The nominees expressed their gratitude to the president and their hopes for their new roles in the administration. The president also took a few questions from the press, mostly about his decision to appoint Ambassador Albright. close

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Program ID:
77178-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Statement
Location:
Oval Office, White House, Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Dec 05, 1996 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
Last Aired:
Dec 09, 1996 | 1:02am EST | C-SPAN 1

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  • Dec 05, 1996 | 1:59pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 1996 | 8:12pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 05, 1996 | 11:06pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 06, 1996 | 6:19am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 08, 1996 | 9:58pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 09, 1996 | 1:02am EST | C-SPAN 1
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