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Trump ousts McMaster, taps super-hawk Bolton as national security adviser

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Mr Trump announced in a tweet he was ousting HR McMaster (above), his current national security adviser.

[WASHINGTON] US President Donald Trump on Thursday picked as his new national security adviser John Bolton, a hawk who has advocated using military force against Iran and North Korea and has taken a hard line against Russia.

Mr Trump announced in a tweet he was ousting HR McMaster, his current national security adviser.

Mr Bolton, 69, who has long been a polarising figure in Washington foreign policy circles, becomes Mr Trump's third national security adviser in 14 months.

REUTERS

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