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According to a news report released Wednesday morning, National Security Advisor Tom Donilon has announced his resignation and is to be replaced by US Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) Susan Rice in what is bound to be a controversial appointment. Replacing Susan Rice will be author and foreign policy expert Samantha Powers—another interesting selection on behalf of the Obama administration.

Nation editor-in-chief Katrina vanden Heuvel joins Nation national security correspondent and author of the recently-released book Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield on MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss President Obama's selection and national security policies such as the drone wars that are being waged in many countries that, as Joe points out, we haven't even declared we are officially at war with.