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H.R. McMaster On China, Russia And South Korea

The former National Security Advisor discusses his new book, as well as an in-depth look at the current state of US security around the globe.

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National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster, right, sits with Energy Secretary Rick Perry during a meeting between President Donald Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Washington.


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Town Square with Ernie Manouse is a gathering space for the community to come together and discuss the day’s most important and pressing issues.

In this episode, we devote the entire hour to a conversation with Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, 26th US National Security Advisor under President Donald Trump from 2017 – 2018.

What exactly does national security involve? What are the current threats we face today? Lt. Gen. McMaster and Ernie dive into those questions, as well as an in-depth discussion of China, Russia and South Korea. Plus, he talks about themes of historical memory and strategic narcissism from his new book Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World.

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