This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Friday, November 18, 2016:
On Thursday Donald Trump not only announced his appointment of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn as his national security advisor, but he also advised of a significant shift in Washington’s view of Islamic terrorism under his incoming administration.
What is Flynn’s background? A 33-year career Army soldier, he focused the last decade of his career on intelligence gathering, serving as director of intelligence for the U.S. Central Command, director of intelligence for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, director of intelligence for the International Security Assistance Force, and, finally, head of the Defense Intelligence Agency. He was forced to retire a year earlier than planned by Director of National Intelligence James Clapper (who, incidentally, just announced his retirement when President Obama leaves office in January). Flynn apparently got sideways with Clapper over the issue of Islamist terrorism.
Upon retiring in 2014,