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President Obama meets with National Security Advisor Tom Donilon, Chief of Staff Jack Lew, and Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough on Nov. 14 in the Oval Office.
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|President Obama is expected to name deputy national security adviser Denis McDonough, one of his closest confidants who served in his Senate and campaign offices, as his new chief of staff, associates said. McDonough has carved out a reputation as a fiercely loyal and demanding aide who has played a key role in some of the administration's highest profile decisions, including the U.S. military drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, the response to the Japanese tsunami and the handling of the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.|