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Trump's New National Security Adviser Is Known For Speaking His Mind

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President Trump (right) shakes hands with Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., on Monday. Trump called McMaster "a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience" as he announced that he would replace Michael Flynn as national security adviser. Susan Walsh/AP hide caption

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Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg Named Acting National Security Adviser

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President Trump is embroiled in a defense of a Jan. 29 Yemen raid he ordered. He and his White House have described it as a success, but Sen. John McCain called it a "failure." Pool/Getty Images hide caption

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General Requests Thousands More Troops To Break Afghanistan 'Stalemate'

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Navy SEALs participate in special operations urban combat training in 2012. The training exercise familiarizes special operators with urban environments and tactical maneuvering during night and day operations. Mass Communication Spc. 2nd Class Meranda Keller/U.S. Navy hide caption

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Security Roundup: Yemen Raid; National Security Council Shakeup

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Trump Closes First Week In Office With Visit To The Pentagon

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Reaction Varies To Chelsea Manning's Prison Sentence Being Shortened

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Why Generals Need Congressional Waivers To Become Defense Secretary

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Looking Ahead To The War Against ISIS In 2017

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