President Trump Names Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

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US President Donald Trump shakes hands with U.S. Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster in Palm Beach, Florida, on February 20, 2017 (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images)

Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster will be President Trump's new National Security Adviser, according to a White House announcement Monday. McMaster will assume the post vacated by General Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign for misleading Vice President Mike Pence about talks he held with Russia's ambassador. McMaster is known for his counter-terrorism expertise and criticism of President Bush's execution of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.   We discuss how McMaster may shape foreign and national security policy under the Trump administration.


Kevin Baron, executive editor, Defense One, an Atlantic Media publication focusing on global security and defense.

Michael Nacht, professor of public policy, UC Berkeley; former assistant secretary of defense for global strategic affairs