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Trump realigns national security team with a low-profile adviser

Trump realigns national security team with a low-profile adviser
Thursday 19
5:22 2019

President Trump named Robert C. O’Brien as his new national security adviser Wednesday as he seeks to realign his staff and temper internal divisions following the turbulent reign of former national security adviser John Bolton. The appointment of O’Brien solidifies the status of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as the most influential foreign policy voice in the administration. Pompeo has known O’Brien for years and backed his ascension to the job after battling with Bolton over an array of policy issues on Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea, U.S. officials said. O’Brien, who served as the nation’s top hostage negotiator, will ...

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Summary: Robert C. O’Brien takes over amid concerns about whether he wields enough clout to straighten out a famously chaotic foreign policy process.

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