By replacing Mike Flynn with H.R. McMaster, President Donald Trump added one of the most talented officers the U.S. Army has ever produced to his team.
And it will be mostly due to the work of his predecessor.
America cannot punish its elected officials for allowing its military, diplomatic corps, and intelligence services to take risks necessary to pursue its interests.
Trump’s national security adviser faces challenges ahead in his quest to become part of the president’s decision-making process.
The president has said he wants to support the troops, but his careless comments put U.S. lives at risk in Iraq.
On Saturday, President Trump stood in front of the CIA’s Memorial Wall and gave a speech that said more about himself than those the wall commemorated, or the agency they served.