Conflict & Justice

Senator Kerry gets Presidential nod for Secretary of State


U.S. President Barack Obama (L) announces the nomination of Senator John Kerry as Secretary of State to succeed Hillary Clinton. at the White House in Washington December 22, 2012. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)



President Obama has nominated Senator John Kerry as his next Secretary of State.

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Kerry heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and is expected to win easy confirmation from his colleagues in the chamber.

James Traub is a fellow of the Center on International Cooperation & writes a weekly column for Foreign

He wrote an article last month about the possible nomination of Senator Kerry. He speak with anchor Marco Werman.