Trump Loads the Bolton Bullet
Mar 27, 2018 | 17:40 GMT
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- Although the U.S. administration is taking steps to avoid an all-out trade war, President Donald Trump's selection of like-minded hard-liners to craft foreign policy raises the threat of military action in multiple regions around the world.
- The White House is using the threat of a military strike to try to negotiate the deal of the century with North Korea while also opting, alongside Israel, for a confrontation with Iran.
- Newly designated national security adviser John Bolton will lend credence to the argument in the White House that nuclear rogues must be prevented at any cost, but the constraints to military action, much less regime change, in North Korea and Iran are immense.