Foreign Policy

With Bolton’s Exit, GOP Interventionism Gives Way to Trump

9/10/19
by Gerald Seib,
from The Wall Street Journal,
9/10/19:

The departing national security adviser embraced a hawkish strain of Cold War-era Republican foreign policy that the president has largely sidelined.

Longtime Republican thinking on national security, which embraces American intervention abroad and is comfortable with military action, just collided with Trumpian thinking on national security, which is dubious of intervention abroad and deeply skeptical of foreign wars. Not surprisingly, Trumpian thinking has prevailed.

Mr. Trump doesn’t really share those views.

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