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Trump Picks Outspoken Army ‘Rebel’ as National Security Adviser

  • Army General McMaster is known for speaking truth to power
  • McMaster won’t be a ‘yes man,’ one prominent critic says
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Who Is National Security Adviser General H.R. McMaster?

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Donald Trump’s pick of H.R. McMaster for national security adviser puts a key job in the hands of a decorated officer with a record for speaking his mind, reassuring administration critics who’ve been increasingly vocal about their differences with the U.S. president.

Trump on Monday selected the Army lieutenant general to replace Michael Flynn, who resigned last week following revelations he misled the vice president about contacts with a Russian envoy. Keith Kellogg, who stepped in as acting national security adviser and was considered for the post, will remain as chief of staff for the national and homeland security councils.