Trump’s US National Security Strategy – New Wine In Old Bottles?

In a recent interview, Sebastian Gorka, an aide to President Trump, denounced “stale thinking” on national security policy over the past 30 years. He said that the White House was working on a new National Security Strategy for the United States that would reject the old “extremes” of neoconservative interventionism on one hand and libertarian “isolationism” on the other. It is quite interesting that he chose to single out non-interventionism (which is not “isolationism”) for criticism as if it had been attempted and failed over the past three decades. Why the strawman? Because this “new” strategy is being drawn up by neocons who dominate Trump’s foreign policy and national security staff. They know their brand is damaged so they are trying to pretend that they are coming out with a whole new batch of wine. But check the bottles…

Reprinted from The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity.

  • CuriousNC

    They know what they are doing. They are making a mess on purpose so they can argue for cleaning it up (which they won’t/can’t). Their arguments should be easily defeated though. I think Trump is going to do what he wants and he has a point of view. A expect a quagmire with Iran. If he follows them, they will make him look like a fool, and I don’t think he would like that. Another disaster like Iraq will not provide him with good ratings. The ratings will be George W. Bush ratings. He will bless them out for it and they will deserve it.