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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

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.


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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