Under the Radar

Sound Off: Should McMaster Return to the Pentagon?

President Donald Trump and National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster walks from Marine One to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, June 16, 2017, for a trip to Miami to give a speech on Cuba policy. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) -- The Associated Press

Rumors abound that active-duty Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster has fallen out of favor with President Trump and that the White House wants him out as National Security Advisor.

Trump is said to be especially pissed that McMaster said there is "incontrovertible" evidence that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. presidential election at a security conference in Munich attended by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis.

The President then called out McMaster in a Tweet.

There's talk of promoting the three-star general to a four-star position and sending McMaster back to the Pentagon, but then Mattis and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford have the issue of finding a suitable position for an outspoken leader who's become a political lightning rod in some civilian circles.

If a suitable job couldn't be found, McMaster could opt to retire.

Of course, there are plenty of career military folks who'd love to be "fired" into a four-star gig, but it's never fun to get whacked by the boss.

Should Trump keep the straight-talking McMaster as his National Security advisor. Should the general accept a promotion and new position at the Pentagon in exchange for getting fired? Or should he stand his ground and retire? What do you think. Let us know and sound off!

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