Blinken is president-elect's pick as U.S. secretary of state: Biden ally Joe Biden will pick Antony Blinken as U.S. secretary of state, a person close to the president-elect's transition said on Sunday, elevating one of his most seasoned and trusted aides as he prepares to undo President Donald Trump's foreign policy. Analysis | Biden brings back the establishmentThe implicit message here is that of a return to competent governance and an end to the whirlwind of ax-grinding appointees and palace dramas that consumed U.S. agencies under President Trump. Biden set to formally introduce his national security teamPresident-elect Joe Biden is preparing to formally announce his national security team to the nation Biden set to formally introduce his national security team - The Boston GlobePresident-elect Joe Biden is set to formally introduce his national security team to the nation, building out a team of Obama administration alumni that signals his shift away from the Trump administration’s “America First” policies and a return to Biden pivots from ‘America First’ with national security teamWith his highly experienced and diverse team, President-elect Joe Biden is emphasising cooperation with US allies. Live updates: Biden to introduce foreign policy team as Trump allows transition to formally proceedThe president insisted he would “never concede” in a tweet just hours after the General Services Administration paved the way for the president-elect to tap public funds, receive security briefings and gain access to federal agencies. Biden names diplomatic chiefs, aiming to convey momentum and avoid fightsBiden named a diverse team of national security officials Monday, including a Latino immigrant as homeland security secretary and the first woman as intelligence chief, as he sought to convey momentum in building his administration. Biden picks Antony Blinken as secretary of state, emphasizing experience and the foreign policy establishmentBiden is also planning to announce Linda Thomas-Greenfield as his nominee for ambassador to the United Nations.