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Trump aide receives French hero award created by Napoleon

Posted on AllSides June 28th, 2022
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Robert O'Brien

The French government’s top merit award, the Legion of Honor, was presented this month to former President Donald Trump’s national security adviser for his help in the May 2019 rescue of two kidnapped French tourists held in Burkina Faso.

“I was surprised and humbled” in receiving the award established by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1802, said Robert O’Brien, who shared key intelligence with the French military for its mission, which also rescued American and South Korean hostages.

The award is France’s top medal given to military officials and civilians. It has...

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