Trump Taps Uber-Hawk Bolton as National Security Adviser

From “Bomb, Bomb Iran” to a preemptive strike on North Korea, the former Bush official promises a much more belligerent foreign policy

Foreign Policy
Mar 23, 2018 · 5 min read
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John Bolton, former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, waves as he leaves Trump Tower in New York on Dec. 2, 2016. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

By Colum Lynch and Elias Groll

President Donald Trump’s choice of John Bolton as his national security advisor places a…

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