U.S. Navy photo/Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl

I’ve known H.R. McMaster since he was a major. I’ve known his wife since he was a captain. I am sorry to see his military career end this way.

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U.S. Marine Corps/Cpl. Hailey D. Clay)

Remember when Michael Jordan tried his hand at professional baseball? I recalled that image when I read an article in the “New York Review of Books” assessing the performance of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as President Trump’s national security advisor. Everyone is saying today that McMaster's days are numbered, in the single digits.

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Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post via Getty Images

If the Russians bugged the meeting when President Trump discussed options for attacking North Korea with his defense secretary, his secretary of state, and his national security advisor, this is what I imagine they possibly might have heard:

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U.S. Navy/Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl

Allies of White House chief strategist Steve Bannon intensified their battle against national security adviser H.R. McMaster this week as McMaster began asserting more control over the National Security Council and fired officials appointed by his immediate predecessor, Michael Flynn.

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AP Images/Alex Brandon

After sending “the generals” scurrying for months to provide him with a strategy for victory in Afghanistan, President Donald Trump is considering another option this morning. Call it the Cartman Strategy: Screw you guys, I’m going home.

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Navy photo/MCC James E. Foehl

I’m not a distinguished veteran. I didn’t always do my best. My own service was short and uneventful. When I went to Iraq, it was as a contractor in debt. But I know better than to tell Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to the United States top-secret, sensitive compartmented information, first obtained by a clandestine U.S. partner, from a code-named program regarding a specific ISIS threat against the West.

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