Donald Trump taps retired general, TV analyst for US National Security Council posts

Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who advises Donald Trump on foreign policy and military issues, speaks to the media in the lobby at Trump Tower, on Nov 15, 2016 in New York City.
Retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who advises Donald Trump on foreign policy and military issues, speaks to the media in the lobby at Trump Tower, on Nov 15, 2016 in New York City. PHOTO: AFP

(REUTERS) - US President-elect Donald Trump announced two appointments to the National Security Council on Thursday (Dec 15): retired Army Lieutenant General Keith Kellogg as chief of staff and executive secretary, and former Fox News Channel analyst Monica Crowley as senior director of strategic communications.

Kellogg served in the Vietnam War and has worked in the private sector since retiring from the Army in 2003, said a statement by Trump's transition team.

The statement said Crowley is a foreign affairs and political analyst for the Fox News Channel, but a Fox News spokeswoman said Crowley's contract had been terminated.

 

The two will serve under Michael Flynn, a retired general Trump earlier named as his national security adviser.