Two Deputy National Security Advisors stepping down

Frederick Owens
April 15, 2018

Another top National Security Council staffer is leaving the White House as new National Security Adviser John Bolton makes his mark.

She was a trusted confidante of former national security adviser H.R. McMaster and a respected member of the NSC who emphasized the importance of diplomacy and soft power in U.S. interventions overseas.

A spokesman at the U.S. National Security Council says Chung and Yachi are the first national security advisers to meet with Bolton since he took office on Monday.

Schadlow will leave the Trump administration on April 27, according to CNN which reportedly obtained a copy of her resignation letter. A senior White House official said Schadlow spoke with Bolton on Tuesday and submitted her resignation "to allow him to build his own NSC leadership team".

Walters said Waddell "will stay on board for the immediate future" to help with the transition to his successor. Furthermore, on Sunday, the Chief Spokesperson of the National Security Council, Michael Anton had resigned, to avoid being fired by Bolton.

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"The Administration thanks Dr. Schadlow for her service and leadership in crafting the President's "America First" National Security Strategy". Dr. Nadia Schadlow, who now serves as the Deputy National Security Adviser, handed in her resignation and is expected to serve only until the end of this month.

Schadlow is the third senior national security official to leave the administration this week following Bolton's arrival - and she will likely not be the last.

"I was proud to work with LTG H.R. McMcaster and the National Security Council team".

More changes are expected in the coming days and weeks.

Bolton has begun reviewing the resumes of top staffers now serving on the National Security Council, a source close to the NSC told CNN.

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