Sebastian Gorka is on the right.. badoom-tish!
One of the curious paradoxes of the Trump administration is that, at the very top, there is a mixture of supremely competent professionals – James Mattis and HR McMaster spring to mind – working in the same national security space as quirky ideological warriors like Stephen Bannon. Sebastian Gorka, the British-born commentator of Hungarian extraction, who was named as a Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump in January 2017, seemed to straddle this apparent divide: an academic specialist in counter-terrorism with some apparently radical ideas about how to defeat Jihadi Islamism.
I took a mild interest in Gorka because he had apparently served in an Intelligence Corps unit of the British Territorial Army (TA) in the early 1990s. For non-British readers, the Territorial Army* was the name of the part-time British Army reserve established in the early years of the 20th century primarily for…
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