Trump's security chief shaped by tough posting near Syria

HR McMaster has shown himself to be an accomplished military strategist and an adept White House infighter. People close to McMaster say that an early priority for the three-star general was to marginalise Bannon and re-empower the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff and director of national intelligence, whose places on the principals’ committee of the national security council Bannon had taken. At a stroke, McMaster accomplished that this week, establishing his supremacy over the homeland security and economic councils for good measure, and cementing his alliances with joint chiefs chairman General Joe Dunford and intelligence chief Dan Coats.

Publisher: The Guardian | Author: Ewen MacAskill

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foreign policy, national security, steve bannon, trump advisers, and trump cabinet
DATE PUBLISHED
2017-04-08 (Modified: 2017-04-08)

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