US President names Robert O’Brien as USA’s new National Security Adviser

US President Donald Trump has named Robert C. O’Brien as his new National Security Adviser (NSA). Robert currently serves as special envoy for hostage affairs at the State Department and will be succeeding John Bolton, who departed the NSA post recently amid differences with President Trump and other top advisers.

Key Highlights

Robert C. O’Brien is appointed to high-profile White House role at a time when President Trump faces a number of foreign-policy challenges, particularly as administration determines how to respond to recent attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil industry (Saudi Aramco), which some U.S. officials have blamed on Iran.

As President Trump is scheduled to attend the United Nations General Assembly in late September, the new adviser’s debut on world stage comes quickly after his appointment.

About Robert C. O’Brien

He currently serves as Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs at US State Department and has a long history in Republican foreign policy circles.

He will be President Trump’s 4th national security adviser.

He also served under George W. Bush administration at State Department and U.S. mission to United Nation.

He was a senior foreign policy adviser to former Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and a senior adviser to Gov. Mitt Romney in his 2008 as well as 2012 presidential campaigns.

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