• Who is Trump's new national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster?

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    Who is Trump's new national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster?

    President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser hasn’t just advocated speaking truth to power — he wrote the book on it.

    The selection Monday of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is earning Trump rare praise from both sides of the political aisle for promoting a “brilliant strategist” who showed fortitude on the battlefield during both Iraq wars.

    It was McMaster’s 1997 book “Dereliction of Duty,” a searing indictment of top military brass, that became a must-read for young officers. In it, he rebukes senior leadership during the Vietnam War for having cowered to the White House’s political agenda.

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    “The war in Vietnam was not lost in the field, nor was it lost on the front pages of the New York Times or the college campuses,” he wrote. “It was lost in Washington, D.C.”

    McMaster, 54, intends to remain on active duty while he serves on Trump’s senior team. He told reporters in brief remarks Monday that he “looks forward to joining the national security team and doing everything I can to advance and protect the interests of …read more  

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