Trump Chooses Counterterrorism Adviser

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Tom Bossert, the former national security aide of former President George W. Bush, as his counterterrorism adviser. Bossert’s official title in the upcoming Trump administration will be the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism.

Bossert’s role will be expanded and enhanced under the Trump administration in order to give him an “independent status alongside the National Security Advisor.” His objectives will be oriented on protecting the country from counterterrorism threats while Trump’s incoming National Security Advisor, Ret. Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, will address “international security challenges.”

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“Tom brings enormous depth and breadth of knowledge and experience to protecting the homeland to our senior White House team,” Trump said in a statement, following a meeting with Bossert in Florida last week. “He has a handle on the complexity of homeland security, counterterrorism, and cyber-security challenges. He will be an invaluable asset to our Administration.”
Similar to incoming-deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland, who has worked in three administrations, Bossert is a White House veteran. While Flynn has no White House experience, the increased importance of Bossert’s role will benefit the counterterrorism team.

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