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  • Originally published 02/22/2018

    McMaster could leave WH after months of tension with Trump

    With tensions flaring between President Donald Trump and national security adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster, the Pentagon is considering options that would allow the President to potentially move the three-star general out of his current role and back into the military, according to half a dozen defense and administration officials.

  • Originally published 08/03/2017

    H.R. McMaster continuing to clean house at the NSC

    This time he got rid of an aide who claimed in a memo that Trump is under sustained attack from subversive forces both within and outside the government who are deploying Maoist tactics.

  • Originally published 05/18/2017

    H.R. McMaster Takes a Dive

    Jack Shafer

    "The national security adviser’s fanboys are having a sad over his shilling for Baby Donald."

  • Originally published 07/22/2013

    The Pipe Dream of Easy War

    H.R. McMaster

     “A GREAT deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep,” the novelist Saul Bellow once wrote. We should keep that in mind when we consider the lessons from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — lessons of supreme importance as we plan the military of the future.

  • Originally published 05/25/2010

    Jill O'Neill: H.R. McMaster's War Against PowerPoint

    The successful conciliation of the Iraqi city Tal Afar in 2005 now stands as a prime example and archetypal strategy of how to effectively implement U.S. counterinsurgency strategies, and Brigadier General H.R. McMaster can not only be credited with this successful campaign but also with the development of counterinsurgency theories, as he was part of General David Petraeus’ counterinsurgency council of experts in from 2007 to 2008. 

  • Originally published 08/27/2007

    H.R. McMaster: Historian passed over for promotion in the army

    [The claim that H.R. McMaster, the historian-soldier, has been passed over for promotion in the army has surfaced in the mainstream media for the first time in an article by Fred Kaplan, the national security reporter for Slate. The claim appears in Kaplan's article in the current issue of the NYT Magazine about Lt. Col. Paul Yingling, author of a devastating critique of the leadership of the army during the Iraq War published in May by the Armed Forces Journal. Yingling argues that generals

  • Originally published 05/11/2007

    H.R. McMaster: Featured this week in the New Yorker

    A few weeks ago Col. H.R. McMaster, who holds a Ph.D. in history and is the author of the highly acclaimed book, Dereliction of Duty, was featured in a 60 Minutes story about his work in freeing Tal Afar of terrorists. This week he was featured in a New Yorker (issue: April 10, 2006) story by George Packer,"The Lesson of Tal Afar."