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Trump names counter-insurgency strategist as national security adviser

The appointment of Gen McMaster comes after Flynn quits and Harward turns down the key post

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Gen McMaster with Mr Trump at the latter's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida. The US leader described his new national security adviser as a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience, and highly respected by everyone in the military.

Washington

US President Donald Trump tapped respected Army lieutenant-general HR McMaster as his national security adviser on Monday, hoping to course-correct after his first pick resigned and his second turned down the vital post.

Mr Trump announced the counter-insurgency

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