Trump Administration Considers Top Admiral As New Australian Ambassador

The Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, waits to testify before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on “Military Assessment of the Security Challenges in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region” on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S, April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

August 30, 2017
OAN Newsroom

The Trump administration is considering naming the current head of U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, as the next ambassador to Australia.

Harris was first tipped as a possible candidate for the job by former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon.

Bannon supported Harris’s goal of strengthening America’s presence in the Asia Pacific to counteract China’s aggression.

U.S. officials say the Australian government is growing more concerned that President Trump has yet to appoint an ambassador more than seven months into the administration.

While a decision has yet to be made, Harris is in the last year of his three year tour and is set to retire early next year.

  • Jeremy Heathcote

    I didn’t realise it has been 7 months without an Ambassador here – the Consul General is doing a top notch job!!

  • Blacksheep The Deplorable

    Good idea. When our best military minds retire, put them back to work for America again. Win win.

  • Good way to get Harris out.

    Now maybe Brooks can be ambassador to Fiji.

  • DV

    This would be the best job ever.

  • Eileen McRae

    Does the appointment of another “military man” imply that the USA is preparing for the eventuality of war?

    • Diane Coto

      Seems we are being threatened on several sides. I don’t doubt for a moment that we’ll go to war soon.

  • USA#1

    Too many militares already.
    Is trump a frustrated military???

    • Tado

      Soldiers are patriots.
      Politicians are harlots.

      • USA#1

        I hope you are right