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Trump replaces National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton

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Trump replaces National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton

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It's the third national security advisers in 14 months.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced in a tweet he was ousting H.R. McMaster - who replaced Michael Flynn after a month - with John Bolton - an announcement Bolton says he was not expecting.

The long time polarizing figure in Washington foreign policy circles has advocated using military force against Iran and North Korea and has taken a hard line against Russia.

Trump's decision to replace McMaster was the latest high-level departure from the Trump administration.