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Lt. General McMaster to Replace Flynn as Trump National Security Adviser

By Nick Poling / Published on Monday, 20 Feb 2017 22:35 PM / No Comments
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with his new National Security Adviser Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster after making the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida U.S. February 20, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

President Trump has announced a replaced for recently resigned National Security AdviserĀ Michael Flynn. Many rumors had been going around about who President Trump would pick as the replacement, but ultimately it came to beĀ H. R. McMaster.

Lieutenant General H. R. McMaster is spoken highly of as a brilliant tactician and strategist. However, it is also widely known that McMaster is not just one to fall in line but rather speak his mind on important issues. This goes handily with the Trump administration as he has been seeking people who are the best in their fields rather than “yes men” who would agree with everything being said.

McMaster has served in several leadership positions since the initial Gulf War in the 1990’s. He is also well versed in historical battles having studied them thoroughly. However, he also acknowledges that every situation can be different and tactics may need to be more fluid depending on the situation.

Via BBC:

Lt Gen McMaster graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1984, but went on to become something of a scholar of military history.

He earned in MA in history from the University of North Carolina in 1994, and taught history at the military academy for two years, before being awarded a PhD in American history in 1996.

That same year, he published a popular military history of the Vietnam War, “Dereliction of Duty”, which was deeply critical of the decision-making process in Washington during the era.

It is clear that McMaster will bring some much appreciated experience and trusted intellect to the current administration.

Sources: BBC NY Times Reuters

About Nick Poling

The Nick is an old millennial at the ripe age of 34. Grew up in projects of the greater Seattle metropolitan area listening to mostly R&B, rap, and hip hop music as a youth. He finished High School in Baltimore County where he was introduced to punk rock and political activism. After High School he travelled the country hopping trains and hitch hiking spending time at various protests, rainbow gatherings, and similar events during his travels. This experience gave him great insight into various points of view and walks of life. The Nick is currently married and a father of four residing in Fort Worth, Texas. He is an avid gaming fan, and tech aficionado. His views have changed over the years from a wide eyed idealist to a pragmatic libertarian leaning independent who values freedom of choice and truth.