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Keith Kellogg 'very much' in play for NSA: Donald Trump

Updated: Feb 17, 2017 20:06 IST      
Keith Kellogg 'very much' in play for NSA: Donald Trump

New Delhi [India], Feb. 17 (ANI): President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed that retired Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg is 'very much' in the race for the post of National Security Advisor (NSA) after Vice Admiral Robert Harward turned down the position.

"General Keith Kellogg, who I have known for a long time, is very much in play for NSA - as are three others," Trump tweeted.

Kellogg has been named as the acting national security advisor following the resignation of predecessor Michael Flynn on Monday.

Also, Trump's tweet comes as Robert S. Harward, the retired vice admiral and former Navy SEAL who was President's top choice as national security advisor, turned down the post citing family and financial considerations.

Harward's withdrawal from consideration prompted David H. Petraeus, the former general and director of the Central Intelligence Agency, to step up his lobbying for the post, according to some reports.

Kellogg, 72, spent more than three decades in the military, serving in the Army in Vietnam and Cambodia, and then as chief of staff for the 82nd Airborne Division. He also served in the Iraqi provisional government in 2004. Kellogg was named as foreign policy advisor to Trump during the 2016 Republican primary campaign, and in December was appointed as chief of staff for the National Security Council.

Meanwhile, in another tweet President Trump praised Talk show host Rush Limbaugh for praising Friday press conference that was slammed by many.

"Thank you for all of the nice statements on the Press Conference yesterday. Rush Limbaugh said one of greatest ever. Fake media not happy!," he tweeted. (ANI)

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Pakistan lashes out against India over Kashmir issue

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 15:12 IST     

Moscow [Russia], Apr 27 (ANI): Pakistan Defence minister Khawaja Asif has said that the unresolved Kashmir issue had the potential to threaten the peace and stability of the entire region even as he accused India of not reciprocating the efforts made by Islamabad.

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Japanese firms help rebuild quake-affected areas

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 14:49 IST     

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Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen for violating sea limits

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 12:09 IST     

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Chinese Mainland dismisses 'dwarfing Taiwan' accusations

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 12:06 IST     

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Pak FM, U.S. NSA discuss Kashmir at White House

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:25 IST     

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THAAD in South Korea to be operational soon: U.S.

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 11:09 IST     

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Jerusalem [Israel], Apr 27 (ANI): Explosions were heard near Damascus's airport on Thursday morning, allegedly caused by an Israeli airstrike.

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Key U.S. lawmakers in favour of Obamacare replacement

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 07:16 IST     

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Turkey: Over 1,000 'secret imams' detained in raids

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 07:03 IST     

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24 Sindhi activists abducted by Pak agencies still missing

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 07:01 IST     

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Trump unveils blueprint for major tax reforms

Updated: Apr 27, 2017 03:18 IST     

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London [U.K.], April 26 (ANI): France has said that it has evidence that the Bashar-Al-Assad-led Syrian Government was responsible for the chemical attack that killed 89 people.

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Pak origin Canadian Senator robbed in Islamabad

Updated: Apr 26, 2017 21:40 IST     

Islamabad [Pakistan], April 26 (ANI): A Canadian Senator of Pakistani origin was allegedly robbed in Islamabad. The police have lodged a complaint against two unidentified men.

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