National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster will be replaced by former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton according to a report by the New York Times.
McMaster had a rocky tenure with the Trump administration.
The soon to be former NSA was often tasked with babysitting the President and preventing him from doing things that would be devastating for U.S. interests. McMaster was often not successful in this regard.
McMaster's replacement, Bolton, has a well-deserved reputation as a warmonger.
General McMaster had struggled for months to impose order not only on a fractious national security team but on a president who resisted the sort of discipline customary in the military. Although General McMaster has been a maverick voice at times during a long military career, the Washington foreign policy establishment had hoped he would keep the president from making rash decisions.
Mr. Trump selected General McMaster last February after pushing out Michael T. Flynn, his first national security adviser, for not being forthright about a conversation with Russia’s ambassador at the time. (Mr. Flynn has since pleaded guilty of making a false statement to the F.B.I. and is cooperating with Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.)