Admiral Harris reassigned from Australian post
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has confirmed Admiral Harry Harris has been reassigned to a new post, reportedly as US ambassador to South Korea instead of Australia. Admiral Harris was named as President Donald Trump’s pick for US Ambassador to Australia but Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo’s office reportedly pushed for a change. It is believed the Trump administration believe Harris would be better suited to the Korean peninsula given the current focus on North Korean diplomacy. Director of the Australian War Memorial Brendan Nelson has urged the President Trump to ‘urgently’ appoint an ambassador.