Trump picks Bush 43s counterterrorism expert

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Thomas Bossert

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday announced that Thomas Bossert, former deputy homeland security adviser to President George W. Bush, would be his White House adviser on security and counterterrorism issues, according to a statement. As assistant to the president for homeland security and counter-terrorism, Bossert would be Trump’s top counterterrorism chief. He currently runs a risk management consulting firm and has a cyber risk fellowship with the Atlantic Council think tank.Bossert earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a law degree from The George Washington University Law School.