Monday, February 20, 2017

Trump Appoints McMaster as NSA

US President Donald Trump has appointed General H R McMaster to replace Michael Flynn as his NSA:

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/02/trump-mcmaster-national-security-235213

Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster has staked out a decidedly more hawkish position on Russia and gone out of his way to assert that the war against terrorism must not turn into a war against Islam.
McMaster's worldview and positions are significantly different than Michael Flynn's. The Lefties at CNN, etc are thrilled:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/20/opinions/trumps-brilliant-choice-of-mcmaster-bergen/

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/feb/20/trump-appoints-hr-mcmaster-national-security-adviser

If pro-establishment establishment forces are successful in veering Trump back towards establishment policies of appeasement towards Islam, then India will have to look for strategic alternatives.

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