The US secret service has assigned Obama the code name ‘Renegade’. The Chicago Tribune, Obama’s hometown paper, reported that Obama’s wife has been named ‘Renaissance’, and their two daughters, Malia and Sasha, have been given the designations ‘Radiance’ and ‘Rosebud’.

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About Charlie Edwards

Charlie Edwards is Director of National Security and Resilience Studies at the Royal United Services Institute. Prior to RUSI he was a Research Leader at the RAND Corporation focusing on Defence and Security where he conducted research and analysis on a broad range of subject areas including: the evaluation and implementation of counter-violent extremism programmes in Europe and Africa, UK cyber strategy, European emergency management, and the role of the internet in the process of radicalisation. He has undertaken fieldwork in Iraq, Somalia, and the wider Horn of Africa region.