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Trump appoints Robert Williams as Assistant Secretary of State for South Asia

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United States President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his intent to nominate Robert Williams, an experienced intelligence officer, as the Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs.
 
A statement from the WhiteHouse said  Mr. Williams, for more than 20 years, has specialized in South Asia and Afghanistan affairs as an analyst and intelligence officer.  
 
Since 2017, he has served at the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in Washington, D.C., as Associate Deputy Director for Intelligence and Directorate for Operations.  
 
Previously, he was the National Intelligence Officer for South Asia at the National Intelligence Council and Defense Intelligence Officer for South Asia at DIA.  
 
Mr. Williams has also been an adjunct associate professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service since 2017, and was previously a senior adjunct professorial lecturer at American University’s School of International Service from 2013 to 2016.
 
He is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including the National Intelligence Superior Service Medal.
 
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