#William Burns

.Washington D.C., DC, USA
William Burns served as the Deputy Secretary of State in the Obama administration (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • He pledged to keep intelligence free of any political motives 
  • Burns has worked in a diverse range of fields in public service 
  • He currently heads Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a famous US-based think tank

  • William Burns had been considered a likely candidate to lead the State Department under Biden
  • He spent over three decades in the US foreign service
  • He retired from the foreign service in 2014