Monday 21 August 2017

Michael Flynn: man in the eye of the storm

Michael Flynn (Carolyn Kaster/AP)
Michael Flynn (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

Former United States National Security Adviser, age 58

Military career

2004-2007 - Director of Intelligence for Joint Special Operations Command, with service in Afghanistan and Iraq

2007-2008 - Director of Intelligence, United States Central Command

2008-2009 - Director of Intelligence, Joint Staff

2009-2010 - Director of Intelligence, International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan

2012-2014 - Director of Defence Intelligence Agency, appointed by President Barack Obama. General Flynn retired in 2014, a year earlier than was expected. Reportedly he clashed with superiors over his belief that toppling the regime of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad posed too great a threat of strengthening Isil in the region

2017 - Appointed National Security Advisor by President Donald Trump. However, he resigned after less than one month in office following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the nature of his contacts with Russia

Irish Independent

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