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White House denies Trump caused ‘lapse in national security’

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump's national security advisor on Tuesday denied the US president had caused a "lapse in national security" following reports he disclosed highly-classified information about the Islamic State group to Russian officials. "The premise of that article is false, that in any way the president had a conversation that was inappropriate or that resulted in any kind of lapse in national security," H.R. McMaster told a White House briefing. According to the Post, Trump revealed highly classified details of…

Trump’s national security aide arrives in Islamabad

ISLAMABAD: United States National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on Monday arrived in Islamabad to hold talks with the Pakistani civilian leadership and military officials. According to sources, the US national security advisor in the first visit by any senior official of the Trump administration to Pakistan will hold important meetings with the civil and military leadership of Pakistan. McMaster will hold talks with the Pakistani leadership regarding Pakistan-US ties as well as regional security. US NSA McMaster…

Trump names H.R. McMaster as national security advisor

WASHINGTON: Donald Trump tapped respected Army lieutenant general H.R. McMaster as his national security advisor Monday, hoping to course correct after his first pick resigned and his second turned down the vital post. Trump announced the counterinsurgency strategist's appointment at his Florida estate Mar-a-Lago, ending a one-week search to replace Michael Flynn, who lasted less than a month on the job. Flynn was forced to resign on February 13, after questionable contacts with the Russian government and revelations…