Trump’s New National Security Adviser: Conservatives Will Love This Bad-A** Army LtGen!


By Kyle Becker

Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has been named President Trump’s new National Security Adviser, replacing Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, who was asked to step down from the position.

McMaster was announced as the new National Security Adviser on Monday afternoon, as reported by the L.A. Times:

President Trump named Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security advisor Monday, replacing Michael Flynn, who was forced to resign last week.

McMaster, a career Army officer and strategist, is known as one of the military’s most prominent intellectuals.

“He is highly respected by everyone in the military, and we’re very honored to have him,” Trump said of McMaster in making the announcement while seated in the living room of Mar-a-Lago, his estate here, between a uniformed McMaster and Keith Kellogg, who had been interim national security advisor.

Kellogg will return to his previous role as chief of staff to the jobholder, now McMaster.

Here are six reasons why conservatives will love the pick, who also happens to be six different kinds of badass.

Major_General_HR_McMaster_Taken_at_his_new_duty_station1. Battle-Tested Veteran

As reported by, Lt. Gen. McMaster led troops at the Battle of 73 Easting in 1991 during the Persian Gulf War. He commanded the Eagle Troop of the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment as it easily defeated Iraqi security forces, which outnumbered American troops. Military experts still draw lessons from that battle today.

2. Military Strategist

Lt. Gen. McMaster is a forward thinker who is looking to get ahead of the curve, whether it be on the technological, political-ideological, or unconventional warfare fronts. McMaster’s commentary on battling ISIS aligns with Clausewitz’s advice in war to first define political victory before taking action; McMaster advises to put “politics at the center” of the U.S.’ conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

3. Student of Military History

The Lt. Gen. speaks at length and with erudition about a wide array of security-related topics; not just conventional warfare, but disinformation, espionage, terrorism, cyber warfare, and asymmetrical warfare. McMaster is a respected intellectual in the military history and strategy fields. His remarks on the need for U.S. to develop a unified “grand strategy” would remedy a major deficiency in America’s foreign affairs; it enables the political will through clarifying the national interest and provides a plan for preparation so the nation can better defend itself against future adversaries and enemies.

Strategy goes beyond mere material interest for McMaster, but extends into the realm of the moral. A war’s justification should be made clear to the American people, in order for parents of sons and daughters being asked to sacrifice themselves for the nation are morally reassured of the high stakes for country…

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