On March 15, 2013 the New York times published an article titled Worldly at 35, and Shaping Obama’s Voice. The article is about Benjamin J. Rhodes, President Obama’s deputy national security advisor. Missing from the article are Rhodes’ Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) membership connections.
Prior to joining Obama, Rhodes worked for five years as Special Assistant to CFR member Lee Hamilton. At the time former Indiana congressman was Director of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. In 2004 Rhodes help draft recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. CFR member Hamilton was Vice Chairman of the Commission. In 2006 Rhodes drafted the report of the Iraq Study Group. Seven of the ten Iraq Study Group members belonged to the Council on Foreign Relations. The Iraq Study group members were :