The Secret Message in Trump’s National Security Strategy

U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech on his National Security Strategy, Washington, Dec. 18, 2017 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
U.S. President Donald Trump delivers a speech on his National Security Strategy, Washington, Dec. 18, 2017 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).
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This week, U.S. President Donald Trump unveiled his National Security Strategy in a speech that touted the new agenda while at the same time contradicting key elements of the very strategy he was outlining. Among many policy professionals, the document produced an array of opinions, from alarm by those who pointed to sharp departures from traditional positions, to relief that it proposes a rather traditional conservative philosophy on national security. There is an explanation for the conflicting views by observers and the verbal self-punching by the president: The National Security Strategy thinly conceals an important secret about foreign policy in […]

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