17 Feb '17, 3am

Robert Harward turns down national security adviser's job

Harward served time on President George W. Bush's National Security Council as the director of Strategy and Policy for the office of Combating Terrorism, commanded troops in Afghanistan, and ended his career in 2013 after a two year tour as the deputy to Mattis, then head of U.S. Central Command. Since leaving the military, Harward has served as Lockheed Martin’s chief executive in the United Arab Emirates, an increasingly important market for the world’s largest defense company. A former Pentagon official familiar with Harward told Defense News that the retired admiral “doesn't bring a big ego, and in that sense could do a good job as a coordinator and honest broker” in the NSC role. However, the official expressed some concerns about the continuing trend of retired officers having sole control of the national security apparatus. “This team could really use some seasoned ...

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