Trump taps retired general, TV analyst for NSC posts

Donald Trump announced two appointments to the National Security Council on Thursday

Reuters December 16, 2016

US President-elect Donald Trump announced two appointments to the National Security Council on Thursday: retired Army Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg as chief of staff and executive secretary, and former Fox News Channel analyst Monica Crowley as senior director of strategic communications.

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Kellogg served in the Vietnam War and has worked in the private sector since retiring from the Army in 2003, said a statement by Trump's transition team.

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The statement said Crowley is a foreign affairs and political analyst for the Fox News Channel, but a Fox News spokesperson said Crowley's contract had been terminated.

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The two will serve under Michael Flynn, a retired general Trump earlier named as his national security adviser.

 

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