Congressman Adam Smith (WA-09), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Air and Land Forces, released the following statement on today’s announcement that General James L. Jones will be stepping down as National Security Advisor:  

“As National Security Advisor, General Jim Jones has been a tremendous asset to our country. He has worked diligently to protect our nation from the threats we face from violent extremist. Throughout his career, he has built a distinguished record of public service and his talents and knowledge will be missed.  I look forward to working with recently appointed National Security Advisor Tom Donilon and continuing the important work of protecting our nation.”