Transition

Meet Gen. Jim Jones

Marine General Jim Jones will be charged with one of the most difficult tasks in the new administration, serving as Obama’s national security adviser amid two wars, the constant threat of terrorism, and unstable situations in Israel, Pakistan, and Iran. Newsweek’s Tammy Haddad caught up with Jones for a candid webvideo interview and he told her the 2008 election results brought home “the fact that there is a need for a United States that sets a high moral example and values that people care about.” He added that he would not likely be a frequent guest for interviewers, given the nature of his new job: “I kind of have the sense that the national security adviser is supposed to be kind of the man behind the scenes, so I’ll try to be invisible for a while.”