Published June 06, 2013
The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, will become the president's national security adviser. She will have the ear of the president despite the fact that opposition in Congress earlier this year derailed her chance to become secretary of state. She was caught in the battle between the White House and Capitol Hill Republicans over the September attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. VOA United Nations correspondent Margaret Besheer has more on this controversial figure.