Trump Selects Army Gen. H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser
In a brief address from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida, President Trump announced the appointment of General Herbert "H.R." McMaster as his national security adviser.
McMaster replaces Gen. Michael Flynn [Ret.], who resigned last week.
Trump also said General J. Keith Kellogg, who was serving as acting national security adviser, will continue to serve the administration in a related role.
He called McMaster a "tremendous talent [with] tremendous experience."
McMaster, 54, is a three-star general who served in the Persian Gulf as a well as the War on Terror, and is the recipient of more than a dozen military service awards.
The general also penned a book that critiqued former President Lyndon Johnson and his defense secretary, Robert McNamara's handling of Vietnam War policy, describing how the administration circumvented the joint chiefs of staff at the time.
Just named General H.R. McMaster National Security Advisor.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2017
Trump also announced that former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton will serve the administration in another related capacity.
Reports circulated last week that Bolton, a Fox News contributor, was in the running to replace Flynn.
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