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Snubbed By Harward, Trump Tweets “General Keith Kellogg Is Very Much In Play For NSA”

Friday, February 17, 2017 6:44
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Hours after news broke that Lockheed senior executive Robart
Harward ""
target="_blank">had rejected Trump’s offer
to become the next
National Security Advisor as he was Harward is “conflicted between
the call of duty and the obvious dysfunctionality”, moments ago
Trump tweeted that General Keith Kellogg – the acting national
security advisor –  “who I have known for a long time, is very
much in play for NSA – as are three others.”

So as attention refocuses on Kellogg, here is a brief profile of
the retired general, ""
target="_blank">courtesy of the Guardian

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Retired General Keith Kellogg in the lobby of Trump

Kellogg, 72, was born in Ohio and served 36 years in the
military: in the army in Vietnam, as a special forces officer in
Cambodia, and during the first Iraq war as chief of staff for the
82nd Airborne Division. Kellogg rose to command the airborne
division from 1997 to 1998 and later came to national prominence
when he served as chief operating officer for Baghdad’s provisional
government through 2004 – a year of mistakes by the transitional
administration that haunted Iraq through the next decade of

After his retirement, Kellogg joined a series of contracting
firms including tech giant Oracle – the company gave him a leave of
absence to help the Bush administration in Iraq. “I was given the
opportunity to establish a homeland security business unit at
Oracle,” he told the Washington Post in 2005, “based on the skills
I developed in the military and on the value that information
technology can bring to homeland security.”

Kellogg later joined another tech contractor, CACI, in 2005, and
then left for a defense contractor, Cubic Defense, in 2009, where
he was responsible for the firm’s “ground combat training
business”. In March, after Kellogg joined Trump’s campaign as an
adviser, the New York Times reported that the last defense
contractor to employ the retired general “had no information on his

The retired general has kept a low profile in the White House
compared with his predecessor. He was granted a formal role in
Trump’s transition team and later named chief of staff and
executive secretary of the National Security Council, making him
one military counterweight to an unusually prominent civilian on
the council, Trump’s chief strategist, Steve Bannon. "more-2492910">

Although Trump may yet formalize Kellogg as his permanent
adviser, rumors quickly began to spread on Monday night that
another candidate was en route to the White House: retired general
David Petraeus, the former CIA director who resigned in disgrace
having admitted to giving classified information to his lover.

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