Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster, US Army (Ret.) – Former U.S. National Security Advisor
H.R. McMaster is a West Point graduate. After 34 years of service, he retired as a Lieutenant General in 2018. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. His experience as a former U.S. National Security Advisor, assistant professor of history at West Point, multiple deployments and PhD in military history has led him to become an expert on foreign policy.
He showcases his knowledge as the host of Battlegrounds, each episode is “a one-on-one conversation with a senior foreign government leader to allow Americans and partners abroad to understand how the past produced the present and how we might work together to secure a peaceful and prosperous future.” McMaster is also a regular on the Hoover institutions, Goodfellows show, “a weekly Hoover Institution broadcast, features senior fellows John Cochrane, Niall Ferguson, and H.R. McMaster discussing the social, economic, and geo-strategic ramifications of this changed world.”
H.R. McMaster is a New York Times best selling author of two books. His first, Dereliction of Duty: Lyndon Johnson, Robert McNamara, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Lies that Led to Vietnam, is an analysis of the United States involvement in the Vietnam war. His most recent book was is Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, published just this past year. It is an honest assessment of America’s place in the world, intended to help the reader understand foreign policy better.