H.R. McMaster is Trump's national security adviser.
|2017.02.20||Trump Chooses H.R. McMaster, retired four-star general, as national security adviser. nytimes.com|
|2017.02.22||H. R. McMaster, Trump’s new national security adviser, is considering a reorganization of the White House foreign policy team that would give him control of Homeland Security and guarantee full access to the military and intelligence agencies. nytimes.com|
|2017.02.25||New Trump national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, tells his staff he wants to avoid the term "radical Islamic terrorism" to describe the terrorist threat the U.S. faces, in contrast to Trump and many key staff members. theguardian.com (See also First 100 Days)|
|2017.06.05||When Trump addressed NATO leaders during his debut overseas, he surprised and disappointed his own top national security officials by failing to reaffirm the Article 5 provision in his speech. politico.com (See also Foreign Policy, Rex Tillerson, James Mattis)|
|2017.06.07||Former US director of national intelligence James Clapper says events in Washington now are more serious than the Watergate scandal of the 1970s, and that it is imperative investigators get to the bottom of the Trump administration’s links with the Putin regime. theguardian.com (See also Corruption, Trump Relationship with Russia, Russian Meddling in Election, Michael Flynn, James Mattis, John Kelly)|
|2017.07.10||The US military has received no guidance on how to enforce the ceasefire now in place in southwest Syria, even as the Trump administration hails it as a success. buzzfeed.com (See also Administration Errors, Foreign Policy, Syria, Department of Defense)|
“You’d think we would be a part of it,” one US military official explained.
|2017.07.10||Trump’s advisers recruited two businessmen who profited from military contracting to devise alternatives to the Pentagon’s plan to send thousands of additional troops to Afghanistan. nytimes.com (See also Conflicts of Interest, Steve Bannon, Jared Kushner, James Mattis, Department of Defense, Afghanistan)|
|2017.11.20||At dinner at a lobbying hotspot with a powerful tech CEO, the national security adviser said the president has the intelligence of a “kindergartner,” according to sources. buzzfeed.com (See also Unprecedented Actions)|
|2017.12.08||Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell plans to leave the White House as part of an anticipated wave of departures following President Trump’s first year in office. washingtonpost.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals, Foreign Policy, Rex Tillerson)|
|2017.12.14||Donald Trump continues to reject the evidence that Russia supported his run for the White House as part of an unprecedented assault on a pillar of U.S. democracy. washingtonpost.com (See also Russia, Trump Relationship with Russia, Jared Kushner, Reince Priebus, John Kelly, 2016 Campaign, 2016 Election)|
|2018.02.18||Amid global anxiety about Donald Trump’s approach to world affairs, U.S. officials had a message for a gathering of Europe’s foreign policy elite this weekend: Pay no attention to the man tweeting behind the curtain. washingtonpost.com (See also Russia, North Korea, Unpresidential Behavior)|
|2018.03.22||Donald Trump named John R. Bolton as his third national security adviser, replacing General H.R. McMaster, creating one of the most hawkish national security teams of any White House in recent history nytimes.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals, Foreign Policy)|
|2018.04.08||National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton plans to leave the White House — a move that will leave Donald Trump without one of the earliest and sharpest defenders of his “America First" foreign policy. politico.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals, Michael Flynn)|
|2018.07.05||Donald Trump’s record-breaking staff churn continued on Thursday with the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. nytimes.com (See also Resignations and Dismissals, Fact-Checking Resources, Scott Pruitt, Rex Tillerson)|
Mr. Pruitt is the fifth cabinet-level official to be forced out or resign since Mr. Trump took office in January 2017.