The Battle for Trump’s Foreign Policy

The ongoing purge of people loyal to U.S. President Donald J. Trump at the National Security Council, the main organization used by the president to develop national security policy, is part of a power struggle over the future direction of American foreign policy.

Trump campaigned on a promise radically to shift American foreign policy away from the “globalism” pursued by his predecessors to one of a “nationalism” which puts “America first.” He also vowed to: “defeat” Islamic extremism; “tear up” the nuclear deal with Iran; “reset” bilateral relations with Israel by moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem “on Day One” of his administration; and “direct the Secretary of the Treasury to label China a currency manipulator.”

Trump’s election has set in motion a bitter power struggle between two main factions: those led by White House strategist Steve Bannon — who are devoted to implementing the president’s foreign policy agenda, and those led by National Security Advisor Herbert Raymond “H.R.” McMaster — who appear committed to perpetuating policies established by the Obama administration.

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  • Alain

    The very future of the United States depends on who wins this war, because it is a war not just a battle. If the Establishment (Dems & GOP), and Deep State win, then the United States will go down the drain with the rest of us. If Trump and his supporters win, the United States can have a bright and promising future. To date I am sad to say it seems that the wrong side is winning. May that be reversed I hope and pray.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      This is judo as well as chess.
      Just wait.

  • deplorabledave

    The definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.

  • simus1

    Trump needs to get back in touch with his inner Sun Tsu who won the presidential election.

  • RottyLover

    Fire the prick! What is the fucking hold up?

  • Bataviawillem

    Through a bunch graphite cluster bombs on N.K. transformer stations to knock out the power for a few days, from there you can repeat or step up to more permanent damage, pending on the reaction.
    Barely anybody gets killed but it becomes really uncomfortable, not for ordinary people, they have barely any hydro, but for people who use it a lot, the elite.