President Trump praised the Army lieutenant general as “a man of tremendous talent.” McMaster has been recognized for his leadership in the Persian Gulf and Iraq wars and has spent virtually no time in Washington.
McMaster will assume the position at a time of widespread security challenges, including Russia’s alleged meddling in last year’s election.
The historic Maryland compound — up a winding mountain road, deep in the woods and with cozy cabins — exemplifies American values and deliberative diplomacy, historians say. But President Trump has shown a clear preference for his glitzy property in Florida.
Sebastian Gorka, a former Breitbart News editor, occupies a senior job in the White House, and his controversial ideas — especially about Islam — drive the president’s populist approach to counterterrorism and national security.
Rent at a new D.C. development would include a private bedroom and bath, shared kitchens and maid service. But neighbors say the residences could add 48 new residents to a small street and shouldn’t have been permitted.