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Trump Taps Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster As New National Security Adviser

President Trump on Monday announced that he had picked Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, a respected military strategist, as his new national security adviser. McMaster replaces Michael Flynn, who was ousted last week for withholding information on his communication with Russia’s ambassador from Vice President Mike Pence. In an appearance at his Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Florida, Trump introduced McMaster as “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience” who is “highly respected by everyone in the military.” Trump’s first choice to replace Flynn, retired Navy Vice Adm. Robert Harward, turned down the job.

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