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Trump's new national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, is temperamentally a shift from the ousted Flynn

Trump's new national security advisor, H.R. McMaster, is temperamentally a shift from the ousted Flynn

President Trump’s selection Monday of a cerebral, widely respected military strategist as his new national security advisor signaled an abrupt about-face from the chaotic tenure of Michael Flynn, forced out last week just shy of a month on the job. 

The choice of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, 54, who has a reputation for battlefield acumen as well as scholarly achievement, won quick bipartisan plaudits from key lawmakers charged with oversight of national security and intelligence — a boon for a White House still seeking its footing after first-month missteps.

Trump infused his choice of Flynn’s replacement with some of his trademark showmanship,...

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