It’s been reported that retired Vice Admiral Robert Harward has been offered the job of National Security Adviser for President Donald J. Trump, to replace outgoing General Flynn. This would end up being a big change in staff. Originally, Harward was under consideration to be an Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence:
As Reuters reports:
The Trump administration has offered the job of White House national security adviser, vacated by former U.S. intelligence official Michael Flynn, to Vice Admiral Robert Harward, said two U.S. officials familiar with the matter on Wednesday.
It was not immediately clear if Harward, a former deputy commander of U.S. Central Command who has Navy SEAL combat experience, had accepted the offer, according to sources.
A White House spokesperson had no immediate comment.
Flynn resigned on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States before President Donald Trump took office.
Losing his national security adviser so soon after taking office is an embarrassment for the new Republican president, who has made national security a top priority.
Harward, a Rhode Island native who went to school in Tehran before the Shah was toppled in 1979, did a tour on the National Security Council under former Republican President George W. Bush, working on counterterrorism. He also has combat experience on SEAL teams and served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Harward, as a former Navy SEAL, fought in Iraq and Afghanistan and reported to Secretary of Defense Mattis as the Deputy Commander of U.S. Central Command before his retirement in 2013.
Check out his amazing retirement video here:
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