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Trump nomina il gen. McMaster a capo della National Security.

Giuseppe Sandro Mela.

2017-02-20.

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Questo il commento del The New York Times.

«President Trump picked Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a widely respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser on Monday, calling him “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.”

Mr. Trump made the announcement at his Mar-a-Lago getaway in Palm Beach, Fla., where he has been interviewing candidates to replace Michael T. Flynn, who was forced out after withholding information from Vice President Mike Pence about a call with Russia’s ambassador.

The choice continued Mr. Trump’s reliance on high-ranking military officers to advise him on national security. Mr. Flynn was a retired three-star general and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is a retired four-star general. His first choice to replace Mr. Flynn, who turned the job down, and two other finalists were current or former senior officers as well.

Shortly before announcing his appointment, Mr. Trump wrote on Twitter: “Meeting with Generals at Mar-a-Lago in Florida. Very interesting!”

General McMaster is seen as one of the Army’s leading intellectuals, first making a name for himself with a searing critique of the Joint Chiefs of Staff for their performance during the Vietnam War and later criticizing the way President George W. Bush’s administration went to war in Iraq.

As a commander, he was credited with demonstrating how a different counterterrorism strategy could defeat insurgents in Iraq, providing the basis for the change in approach that Gen. David H. Petraeus adopted to shift momentum in a war that the United States was on the verge of losing.

General McMaster’s challenge now will be to take over a rattled and demoralized National Security Council apparatus that bristled at Mr. Flynn’s leadership and remains uncertain about its place in the White House given the foreign policy interests of Stephen K. Bannon, the former Breitbart News chairman who is the president’s chief strategist.»


The Washington Times. 2017-02-20. Trump picks H.R. McMaster as new national security adviser

President Trump announced Monday that he had selected Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser.

Gen. McMaster replaces Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign after misleading Vice President Mike Pence about discussions with the Russian ambassador during the transition.

Mr. Trump introduced his new national security adviser to the press at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida.

“He is man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience,” Mr. Trump said. “I’ve watched and read a lot over the last days. He is highly respected by everyone in the military and we are very honored to have him.”

A career military man, Gen. McMaster currently serves as the director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center and Deputy Commanding General, Futures at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Gen. McMaster said he was grateful for the opportunity to continue to serve the country.

“I look forward to being on the national security team and doing everything I can to advance and protect the interest of the American people,” he said.

Mr. Trump also announced that retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who was acting national security adviser, would stay on as chief of staff for the security council. He said the two generals were well acquainted with each other and would make a good team.

“I think that combination is something very, very special,” the president said.

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