February 16, 2017

Trump signals change with Flynn replacement

Source: The Hill

Journalist: Katie Bo Williams

President Trump has asked a widely respected career naval officer to replace Michael Flynn, a choice that appears designed to soothe growing anxiety about turmoil on his national security team.

It was not immediately clear whether Vice Admiral Robert Harward, who served on the National Security Council (NSC) under President George W. Bush, has accepted the position of national security adviser, according to multiple reports.

The White House would not confirm the selection of Harward, promising reporters an update “soon.”

But Harward — a former deputy commander at U.S. Central Command under now-Defense Secretary James Mattis — is widely seen as a 180-degree turn from Flynn, a fiery figure who courted controversy. 

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Authors

  • Loren DeJonge Schulman

    Former Adjunct Senior Fellow

    Loren DeJonge Schulman is a Former Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, she served as the Deputy Director of Studies and the Leo...