” After 34 years of serving our nation, I am requesting retirement from the US army effective this summer after which I will leave public service,” McMaster said in a statement on Thursday. He will be replaced as national security adviser by former US ambassador to the united nations John Bolton.
According to the New York Times, McMaster was tapped to replace Micheal Flynn in February. Flynn left his post after it was revealed that he had lied to vice president Mike Pence and the FBI about his contact with Russia. Though a white house statement lauded Mcmaster for his commitment to the administration’s America first national security strategy, the decorated lieutenant general didn’t share Trump’s views on military strategy.