HR McMaster may leave White House if Pentagon offers promotion amid tensions

Pentagon weighing McMaster’s return to military report

When asked if the military would welcome McMaster back and find a spot for him in the Pentagon's upper echelons, White again deferred to Trump.

Several sources told CNN that the push for a replacement comes after months of personal tension between McMaster and Trump.

Both H.R. McMaster and John Kelly are military men considered by USA political observers as moderating influences on the president by imposing a routine on the White House. But circumstances kind of forced him to hire McMaster anyway. "McMaster is very much, 'O.K. sir, here's the point, here's the takeaway, here's my point of view, and here are the things you need to decide by the end of today, '" Tom Ricks, a columnist and author who covers military affairs, told Politico.

Turnover has plagued Trump's administration since he became president in January 2017.

However, those familiar with the President's thinking don't believe McMaster's job is any safer now.

The White House is denying that the president was angry.

The President then called out McMaster in a Tweet.

Major David Eastburn, a Pentagon spokesman, said the recommendations had been made earlier on Friday and the White House would make any policy decisions. They have also convinced Trump of the importance of worldwide alliances, particularly North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which he has criticised as not equally sharing its burdens with the United States.




The issue is an apparent rift between McMaster and Trump over the seriousness of purported Russian interference in the 2016 United States presidential race. "Remember the Dirty Dossier, Uranium, Speeches, Emails and the Podesta Company!" The memo reportedly said Trump wants Mattis to brief him on "concepts of operation for this event". Will the president try to overrule his Secretary of Defense?

CNN previously reported that McMaster has been at odds with the President and other cabinet officials over the a year ago.

Since Trump's announced ban, his administration has been challenged in lawsuits. Others accuse Steve Bannon of poisoning the well after McMaster removed Bannon from the National Security Council, setting off a vicious smear campaign that's played out on Breitbart News.

Still, McMaster could have a tough time back in uniform full time.

Among options to replace McMaster is General Vincent Brooks, the current commander of U.S. forces in South Korea.

A second defense official said McMaster is well aware of those political sensitivities.

But if the past is any indication, the administration officials said the tensions could blow over.

A Rand Corp. study commissioned by the Pentagon ahead of its 2016 policy change found that there were 1,320 to 6,630 transgender service members among 1.3 million people on active duty - less than 1 percent of the force.

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