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Trump taps Adm. Douglas Fears as homeland security adviser

National Security Advisor John Bolton (R), with President Donald Trump. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

The White House announced today that Rear Admiral Douglas Fears has been appointed to serve as White House homeland security adviser and counterterrorism adviser on the national security council staff, reporting to the president and National Security Adviser John Bolton.

The details: Fears "will serve as the President’s Homeland Security Advisor and my point person on an array of vital tasks ranging from overseeing the NSC Cybersecurity Directorate to coordinating the interagency efforts during disaster response,” according to the White House. The appointment came almost two months after former homeland security adviser Tom Bossert abruptly resigned following Bolton's appointment to lead the national security team.