January 09, 2017

Rivalry brewing on Trump team

Featuring Richard Fontaine

Source: The Hill

Journalist Kristina Wong

Donald Trump's nomination of James Mattis as Defense secretary is sparking questions about how well the retired Marine general will get along with Mike Flynn, the three-star general set to be national security adviser. 

Trump has a history of setting up rivalries among his advisers, and it appears he’s likely to have a big one on his national security team.

Flynn reportedly sought to block Mattis's nomination weeks after Trump's win in the election. And according to The Washington Post, a power struggle has already begun between the Trump transition team and Mattis over who should serve in top slots at the Pentagon.

Read the full article at The Hill.


  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...