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Flynn Vows to Follow Powell's Example in Opening NSC Memo

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National Security Advisor Michael Flynn (AP Photo/Rex Features)

By    |   Tuesday, 31 Jan 2017 12:16 PM

National Security Advisor Michael Flynn promised to work in the spirit of Colin Powell in his first letter to the staff of the National Security Council on Monday, Politico reported.

"When Colin Powell became assistant to the president for national security affairs to President Reagan, he told the secretaries of State and Defense and other principals that he worked for them," Flynn wrote. "In that spirit, I promise that our team will adhere to a disciplined process that will be of the highest standards."

The memo, sent to each cabinet department within the NSC, said to consider the staff as "a resource and never hesitate to reach out to us if we can be of assistance to you or your teams." He added the NSC staff "must accurately consider the views and respect the equities of all our government's departments and agencies," according to CNN.

Powell, in a leaked email to his son revealed last fall, called Flynn a "right wing nutty," Politico noted.

Flynn's NSC, according to The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal, will be the more heavily populated with military personnel than any NSC staff "of the modern era."

"We're going to have people who have looked down a rifle scope," the retired lieutenant general said in a transition meeting, according to an unnamed official to the Post.

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