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But the purpose of capable, ready forces is to preserve peace and prevent war.feedback
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Aug 13 2017 US Marine Corps
H.R. McMaster has most recently been quoted in an article called White House confronts backlash over Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville. H.R. McMaster said, “I'm sure you will hear more from the president about this.”. H.R. McMaster has been quoted a grand total of 129 times in 55 articles.
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Jun 28 2017

The president is tough on our allies, but it is tough love. I would just say, Look at our actions.feedback

Jun 28 2017

This is a big level of focus for us. The president asked us to prepare a range of options, including a military option that no one wants to take.feedback

Jun 28 2017

He's asked us to elevate environmental and climate policy.feedback

May 27 2017 - NATO

He made a decision not to say it. It was implicit in the speech.feedback

May 27 2017 - Russia

We have back channel communications with a number of countries. It allows you to communicate in a discreet manner.feedback

May 22 2017 - Syria conflict

The president feels as if he is hamstrung in his ability to work with Russia to find areas of cooperation because this has been obviously so much in the news.feedback

May 21 2017 - Syria conflict

The gist of the conversation was that the president feels as if he is hamstrung in his ability to work with Russia to find areas of cooperation because this has been obviously so much in the news.feedback

May 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

There was a perception that America had largely disengaged from the Middle East in particular, and that disengagement coincided with this humanitarian and political catastrophe in the region. Now there's a broad recognition among all of our partners in the region that American leadership is necessary to help address this catastrophe and to begin to move the region toward the peace.feedback

May 19 2017 - Islam

The speech is intended to unite the broader Muslim world against common enemies of all civilization and to demonstrate America's commitment to our Muslim partners.feedback

May 19 2017 - Trump Presidency

What President Trump is seeking is to unite peoples of all faiths around a common vision of peace, progress and prosperity.feedback

May 17 2017

In no way, was anybody put at risk.feedback

May 17 2017 - Syria conflict

What the President shared was wholly appropriate. The story combined what was leaked, with other information. And then insinuated about sources and methods. So I wanted to make clear to everybody that the president in no way compromised any sources or methods in the course of this conversation.feedback

May 16 2017

I'm not surprised. I expected something like this and I don't think it'll be the last time.feedback

May 16 2017 - Israel

That sounds like a policy decision.feedback

May 16 2017

In the context of that discussion, what the president discussed with the foreign minister was wholly appropriate to that conversation and is consistent with the routine sharing of information between the president and any leaders with whom he is engaged.feedback

May 16 2017 - U.S. National Security Adviser

I was in the room, the Secretary of State was in the room, as you know, the deputy adviser for national security, Dina Powell, and none of us felt in any way that conversation was inappropriate. It was nothing that you would not know from open-source reporting.feedback

May 16 2017 - Republican Party

The story that came out tonight, as reported, is false.feedback

May 16 2017

This is the last place in the world I wanted to be. Tonight, we are not doing any other questions. At this moment.feedback

May 16 2017 - Russia

The president and the foreign minister1 reviewed common threats from terrorist organizations2 to include threats to aviation3. At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed4 and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly5.feedback

May 16 2017 - Russia

At no time were intelligence sources or methods discussed. I was in the room, and it didn't happen.feedback

May 16 2017

National security is put at risk by this leak and by leaks like this.feedback

May 03 2017 - Trump Presidency

President Trump has taken a typically unconventional and fresh approach to this problem.feedback

May 03 2017

The president is not a super-patient man. Some people have described him as disruptive. They're right. And this is good - good because we can no longer afford to invest in policies that do not advance the interests and values of the United States and our allies.feedback

May 01 2017 - NATO

What I told our South Korean counterpart is until any renegotiation, that the deal is in place. We'll adhere to our word. But what the president has asked us to do is to look across all of our alliances and to have appropriate burden-sharing, responsibility-sharing. We are looking at that with a great ally, South Korea.feedback

Apr 30 2017 - Sanctions

And it also means being prepared for military operations if necessary.feedback

Apr 30 2017 - China

Trump "has made clear that he is going to resolve this issue one way or the other, and what we prefer to do is to work with others, China included, to resolve this situation short of military action.feedback

Apr 24 2017 - Taliban

Our enemy sensed that and they have redoubled their efforts, and it's time for us, alongside our Afghan partners, to respond.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - North Korea

It's clear that the president is determined not to allow this kind of capability to threaten the United States. And our president will take action that is in the best interest of the American people.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's time for us to undertake all actions we can, short of a military option, to try to resolve this peacefully.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - China

I mean, North Korea is very vulnerable to pressure from the Chinese.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Afghanistan

Our enemy sensed that and they have redoubled their efforts and it's time for us, alongside our Afghan partners, to respond. We'll give him those options. And we'll be prepared to execute whatever decision he makes.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Kabul

There was a connection with a criminal underworld and a political upperworld and a political settlement that rested in large measure on criminality and impunity. If we only decide to support Afghan troops, it won't work. We also need to focus on political stability.feedback

Apr 16 2017

So Russia's support for that kind of horrible regime, that is a party to that kind of a conflict, is something that has to be drawn into question as well as Russia's subversive actions in Europe. And so I think it's time though, now, to have those tough discussions Russia. Well, when relations are at the lowest point, there's nowhere to go but up. So I think the secretary's visit to Russia was perfectly timed.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - Japan

The consensus with the president, our key allies in the regions – Japan and South Korea in particular, but also the Chinese leadership – is that this problem is coming to a head.feedback

Apr 16 2017 - China

This is a situation that just can't continue. The president's made very clear that he is not in the business of announcing in advance exactly what he's going to do in any particular situation.feedback

Apr 11 2017

Maybe Trump has some deep, dark red line that he hasn't shown us.feedback

Apr 10 2017

[W]hat Ambassador Haley pointed out is it's very difficult to understand how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime. Now, we are not saying that we are the ones who are going to affect that change. What we are saying is, other countries have to ask themselves some hard questions. Russia should ask themselves, what are we doing here?feedback

Apr 10 2017 - Syria conflict

It's very difficult to understand how a political solution could result from the continuation of the Assad regime.feedback

Apr 09 2017 - Syria conflict

We're prepared to do more. In fact, we were prepared to do more two days ago. The president will make whatever decision he thinks is in the best interests of the American people. Do they want it to be a relationship of competition and potential conflict. Or do they want it to be a relationship in which we can find areas of cooperation that are in our mutual interest?feedback

Apr 09 2017 - Chemical weapons

I think what we should do is ask Russia, How could it be, if you have advisers at that airfield, that you didn't know that the Syrian air force was preparing and executing a mass murder attack with chemical weapons? I think we ought to ask them that question. Do they want it to be a relationship of competition and potential conflict?feedback

Apr 09 2017

This is a rogue regime that is now a nuclear-capable regime. ...So the president has asked us to be prepared to give him a full range of options to remove that threat to the American people and our allies and partners in that region.feedback

Apr 09 2017 - Syria conflict

And the resolution of the conflict will entail both of the elements that you're talking about.feedback

Apr 09 2017 - Syria conflict

While people are really anxious to find inconsistencies in those statements, they are in fact very consistent in terms of what is the ultimate political objective in Syria.feedback

Apr 05 2017

I don't like to say where I'm going and what I'm doing. I just have to say that the world is a mess. I inherited a mess.feedback

Mar 02 2017

You just don't get to go to Ranger School if you're under investigation. You just don't get to go to Ranger School if you're flagged in a law enforcement case. Soldiers understand that.feedback

Feb 20 2017

"I look forward to joining the national security team and doing everything that I can to advance and protect the interests of the American people,"feedback

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