by | Sep 19, 2019

Like most of the president’s MAGA base, I was pulling for Col. Douglas Macgregor to replace John Bolton as National Security Adviser (NSA). It seemed the perfect opportunity for the president to select an NSA who fully supported his instincts…

by | Sep 16, 2019

The most accurate measure of a man is who he counts as his friends and who he counts as his enemies. John Bolton has a lot of friends and allies in the American national security community, myself included. When Bolton…

by | Sep 13, 2019

President Donald Trump’s recent firing of his national security advisor John Bolton (or acceptance of Bolton’s resignation) has raised speculation that the Trump administration is changing course on foreign policy and security. Some pundits have suggested that the White House could…

by | Sep 11, 2019

John Bolton, the mustachioed “hard-liner” who replaced H. R. McMaster as President Donald Trump’s National Security Advisor last year, was thanked for his service Monday and told to haul ass. His response was to send word via Twitter — a…

by | Jul 2, 2019

Donald Trump surprised the world on Sunday when he arrived on the Korean peninsula for a meeting with Kim Jong-un, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to set foot in North Korea. The 45-minute meeting ended with a promise to…

by | May 23, 2019

“In this land, the man who gives victory in battle is prized beyond every other man,” or so says Prince Feisal as portrayed by Sir Alec Guinness in the epic 1962 biopic, Lawrence of Arabia. Okay, so Feisal’s quote is…

by | May 15, 2019

Recently, the Trump Administration announced that it was deploying both an American aircraft carrier as well as B-52 bombers to the Middle East as a show of force against the Iranians. According to National Security Adviser John Bolton, intelligence provided…

by | Feb 11, 2019

This week marks the fortieth anniversary of Iran’s 1979 revolution. Since the late Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini took power, the Iranian regime has worked diligently to spread its malignancy around the world. Its influence has spread throughout the Middle East, South…

by | May 26, 2018

Do you remember the story of the dog in the manger? It’s an old Greek myth. A dog lies in the manger, surrounded by hay. The dog can’t eat hay. Only horses eat hay. But the dog won’t let the…

by | Mar 25, 2018

Washington In past White Houses, the removal of a national security adviser would be the culmination of much drama and handwringing. Yet President Donald Trump’s decision Thursday to replace H.R. McMaster with former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton was only Act…

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