Trump Offers Lt. Michael Flynn National Security Advisor

Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn speaks at the Defense Intelligence Agency change of directorship at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, July 24, 2012. Army Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess Jr. turned over directorship of DIA to LtGen Flynn after serving in the position since 2009. DoD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo (Released)

By Gennaro Ilaria 11/21/16

President-elect Donald Trump ran much of his campaign stating that he would build a strong military, and has taken a step in that direction with his pick for national security advisor. Trump has chosen retired Army Gen. Lt. Michael Flynn, whom he has been working with through his campaign and transition, for the role of chief advisory to the president on national security issues.
General Flynn was fired as President Barack Obama’s director of the Defense Intelligence Agency back in 2014 for his “contetious management style” according to US officials. Flynn himself blames his ousting on the administration’s discomfort with his views on radical Islam.
Trump has also hired Mike Pompeo for CIA director, and Jeff Sessions for attorney general.  Kansas Republican Representative Pompeo was one who took an especially hard stance against Hillary Clinton. He argued that House Benghazi committee chairman Trey Gowdy didn’t go far enough in his report on her earlier in the year.
Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions is currently serving his fourth Senate term, and served a term as Alabama’s Attorney General from 1995-97. Sessions was the first sitting senator to endorse Trump and has served as a key validator from within the establishment to reason with other Republicans.