Trump Said To Favor Making Harward, Afghanistan Veteran, Security Adviser

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

The reasons President Trump picked Michael Flynn for national security adviser were pretty well known: The retired lieutenant general had experience in the murky world of USA intelligence, and, perhaps more important, was a fiercely loyal voice on the campaign trail - a supporter who hopped on board before it was popular.

The White House would not confirm the selection of Harward, promising reporters an update "soon". In his letter, Flynn admitted to giving Vice President Mike Pence and other officials "incomplete information" about his conversations with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

During a Wednesday press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netenyahu, Trump accused the media of mistreating Flynn.

Harward, notably, does not appear to have a Twitter account.

The 60-year-old Harward, who retired from the military in 2013, is now working as an executive at Lockheed Martin, the weapons and aerospace company, where he focuses on the United Arab Emirates.

"The 24 days he was National Security Advisor was an eternity", Fettweis said. General Joseph Keith Kellogg as acting national security adviser. "Really, all I can say is I'm sorry to see Gen. Flynn go". During a news conference Tuesday morning, House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) said he thought Flynn's resignation was "the right thing to do", but Ryan later "decline [d] to call for congressional investigation into Gen. Flynn", citing a "need to get more info before rushing to judgment", according to NBC.

Kellogg was in the running to hold the position full-time. He has close ties with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

After former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's surprise resignation Monday, three people have come under consideration for his replacement, including retired general and former Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus MPA '85 Ph.D. '87.

"I haven't changed what I'm heading there for, it doesn't' change my message at all, and who's on the president's staff is who I will work with so it's full steam ahead", Mattis continued.

Vanessa Coleman

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