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Trump names Lt Gen McMaster as national security adviser


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Trump names Lt Gen McMaster as national security adviser

Donald Trump has named Lt Gen Herbert Raymond McMaster as his national security adviser.

He replaces Lt Gen Michael Flynn who was fired after just three weeks and three days in the job after misleading Vice President Mike Pence over his Russian contacts.

McMaster is a man used to questioning authority he served in the Iraq and Gulf War and fought corruption in Afghanistan.

He was vehemently opposed to the Vietnam War explained in his book ‘Dereliction of Duty.’

The Lt Gen has a PhD in US history from the University of North Carolina.

Following the sacking of Lt Gen Michael Flynn Trump’s initial replacement Vice Admiral Robert Harward turned down the job citing personal reasons.

Trump made the appointment at his Mar-a-Lago estate.

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