The Disruptive Career of Michael Flynn, Trump’s National-Security Adviser – The New Yorker

“In 2012, Michael Flynn was put in charge of all military attachés and defense-intelligence collection around the world. He ran into serious trouble almost immediately.”

Trump’s choice for national security advisor is not the cool-headed person you might want to be in charge in a crisis or during strategizing. From the article:

“He wrote a book with Michael Ledeen, a controversial neoconservative foreign-policy analyst, about defeating terrorism. Islam is not a religion, Flynn and Ledeen wrote, but a political ideology bent on destroying Judeo-Christian civilization. Flynn began saying that he had been fired because President Obama disagreed with his views on terrorism and wanted to hide the growth of ISIS. I haven’t found anyone yet who heard him say this while he was still in the military. In the past, I’ve asked Flynn directly about this claim; he has told me that he doesn’t have any proof—it’s just something he feels was true. (Flynn did not respond to requests for comment for this article.)”

Source: The Disruptive Career of Michael Flynn, Trump’s National-Security Adviser – The New Yorker

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