President-elect Donald Trump has offered Michael Flynn the position of National Security Adviser. Flynn, a retired United States Army lieutenant general, served as the director of the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Though a registered Democrat, Flynn has been a critic of the way the Obama administration has handled terrorism and the Islamic State Group. In a speech at the Republican National Convention, Flynn declared that “coddling and displays of empathy towards terrorists is not a strategy for defeating these murderers, as Obama and Hillary Clinton would like us to believe.”
Politico reports that Mike Flynn’s appointment was confirmed by a source close to the Donald Trump transition on Thursday night.