- Gayle Lemmon: McMaster assumes his new national security adviser role in America that is at war but does not act like it
- For the most part, its citizens are insulated from the fights waged in their name, she says
Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the New York Times best-seller, "Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield." The opinions expressed in this commentary are hers.
(CNN)For days after the dramatic resignation of Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn -- followed by Ret. Vice Adm. Bob Harward's rejection of President Donald Trump's offer of the job -- America remained without a permanent national security adviser.