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Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland asked to resign, reassigned to Singapore

Deputy National Security Adviser K.T. McFarland has been asked to resign from her post after three months on the job, Bloomberg reported Sunday morning, and will instead become the U.S. ambassador to Singapore.

McFarland will not actually leave her current role for two weeks. Her departure was expected following the resignation of Michael Flynn, whom current National Security Adviser Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster replaced, and this fresh shakeup comes just four days after President Trump's chief strategist, Stephen Bannon, was removed from the National Security Council.

McFarland worked for the National Security Council and the Defense Department in the 1970s and 1980s; in recent years she was a security analyst for Fox News. Dina Powell, who served alongside McFarland in the dual deputy adviser roles, will stay in her position.