Robert Harward Turns Down Job as National Security Adviser

Retired Navy vice-admiral Robert Harward has turned down the position of National Security Advisor to President Donald Trump, a White House official tells NPR's Mara Liasson.

Harward was offered the job after Michael T. Flynn, the former general, resigned Monday after just 24 days on the job. Trump said his confidence in Flynn had eroded after Flynn misled then-Vice-President-Elect Mike Pence about conversations he had with the Russian ambassador to the U.S.

Robert Harward is 60 and though he is retired from the Navy, he is currently the chief executive for Lockheed Martin operations in the United Arab Emirates.

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