CNN Evening News for Monday, Feb 20, 2017
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(Pentagon: Barbara Starr) President Trump's selection of Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to succeed Gen. Michael Flynn as national security adviser after Bob Harward turned down the job featured; details given about McMaster's background. [TRUMP, McMASTER - comment on the job.] [Air Force retired Col. Cedric LEIGHTON- talks about McMaster's role in the administration & a role for Steve Bannon, who sits on the NSC.] [White House chief of staff Reince PRIEBUS - says he will have complete say over the NSC.] McMaster's landmark book, "Dereliction of Duty," about the Vietnam War discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Kirsten Powers, conservative Matt Lewis, "New Yorker's" Ryan Lizza, retired Gen. Mark Hertling & Barbara Starr about the McMaster appointment. [HERTLING, POWERS, LEWIS, LIZZA, STARR - offer views on McMaster & how he will lead the NSC & have to "lead up" about national security policies, the Bannon issue, how he is an upgrade over Flynn, the NSA's coordinating role, how the White House has to make this pick work.]
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