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5 Facts About H. R. McMaster

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Herbert Raymond "H. R." McMaster is a United States Army lieutenant general and the current National Security Advisor to United States President Donald Trump.

The United States of America, commonly referred to as the United States or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

Donald John Trump is an American businessman, television producer and politician, who is the Republican Party nominee for President of the United States in the 2016 election.

An army or ground force is a fighting force that fights primarily on land.

Ground Forces Dialogue: Major General H.R. McMaster ... by Center for Strategic & International Studies

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His current military assignment is Director of the Army Capabilities Integration Center, and Deputy Commanding General, Futures, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.

Colonel H.R. McMaster | Charlie Rose by Charlie Rose

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McMaster's prior assignments include Commanding General, Ft. Benning Maneuver Center of Excellence, and Director of the Combined Joint Interagency Task Force-Shafafiyat at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan.

The International Security Assistance Force was a NATO-led security mission in Afghanistan, established by the United Nations Security Council in December 2001 by Resolution 1386, as envisaged by the Bonn Agreement.

Kabul is the capital of Afghanistan as well as its largest city, located in the eastern section of the country.

Fort Benning is a United States Army base straddling the Alabama-Georgia border next to Columbus, Georgia.

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He is known for his roles in the Gulf War, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The Gulf War, codenamed Operation Desert Shield for operations leading to the buildup of troops and defense of Saudi Arabia and Operation Desert Storm in its combat phase, was a war waged by coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Iraq in response to Iraq's invasion and annexation of Kuwait.

The Iraq War was a protracted armed conflict that began in 2003 with the invasion of Iraq by a United States-led coalition that toppled the government of Saddam Hussein.

Operation Enduring Freedom comprises several subordinate operations:

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McMaster authored the book Dereliction of Duty in 1997, which criticized the actions of high ranking U.S. military leadership during the Vietnam War.

The Vietnam War, also known as the Second Indochina War, and known in Vietnam as Resistance War Against America or simply the American War, was a war that occurred in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia from 1 November 1955 to the fall of Saigon on 30 April 1975.

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