Monday, July 31, 2017

Is National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Being Undercut By The White House?

CNN: How McMaster is being undercut in and outside the White House

(CNN)National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster is increasingly isolated in President Donald Trump's administration, congressional and administration officials tell CNN, finding himself in conflict with senior White House officials, Cabinet members and the President himself.

A congressional source tells CNN that McMaster is at odds with President Trump on many key national security issues. McMaster has also found himself undercut by others in the President's orbit like chief strategist Steve Bannon and he has clashed with Defense Secretary James Mattis, according to congressional and administration officials.

McMaster's dust-ups with the President and his team have bubbled up over a long-delayed plan for Afghanistan, where the President has yet to sign off on a McMaster-backed strategy that would increase the number of US troops deployed to bolster America's longest war.

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WNU Editor: I guess the media coverage is over National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster's position on Afghanistan .... Trump refuses to sign off on McMaster's plan to send more troops to Afghanistan (Business Insider). And this does not help .... McMaster Removes Flynn Pick Derek Harvey From National Security Council (NBC). More here .... More Turmoil at the National Security Council (The Atlantic).

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