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Old 02-16-2017, 09:18 PM
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Default Re: Harward turns down Trump's national security offer

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Harward turns down National Security Adviser post - dispute is over Flynn staffers, chief among them Deputy NSA McFarland.


Look over these two resumes and guess which one Trump chose.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Harward

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K._T._McFarland


You don't fuc* with chain-of-command. You tell subordinates what to do, not how to do it.

Refusing to allow Harward to choose his own staff is a sign that Trump will continue to micromanage and politicize the military.

I can imagine this being a deal-breaker for any retired flag officer he tries to appoint to the position, except maybe someone like Petraeus who has nothing to lose.
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