U.S. President Biden nominates Syriac Lebanese-American woman for key national security leadership position

U.S. President Joe Biden plans to nominate 11 people to fill key administration positions in national security and law.

Among them is Syriac Lebanese-American Christine Abizaid who has been nominated as Director of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC).

Abizaid is the daughter of the U.S Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, John Abizaid.

Christine Abizaid served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense under former U.S. President Barack Obama and has previously served in counterterrorism on the National Security Council.

If approved by the Senate, Abizaid would become the first woman to hold the post on a permanent basis.