World Donald Trump International Affairs President Donald Trump has claimed to be "more hawkish than anybody," but he may have met his match in his national security adviser John Bolton, whom a new report argues has set out to reshape U.S. policy in his own image. Citing officials, The Washington Post reported Friday that Trump has jokingly warned Bolton not to start any wars during his time at the White House. Levity aside, the alleged quip has taken on a new meaning in light of heightened tensions between the U.S. and adversarial nations such as Iran and Venezuela, as well as a fragile peace process with North Korea. Bolton has threatened military action against all three. Since his appointment last year, Bolton has reportedly positioned himself in close proximity to Trump, infusing hardened stances in closed-door meetings often isolated from lower-level, specialized discussions meant to help drive White House policy. Though Bolton "understands he's not the ultimate … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Has Jokingly Warned John Bolton Not to Start Any Wars As National Security Adviser: Report
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Karen DeYoung, Greg Jaffe, John Hudson and Josh Dawsey, The Washington Post Published 4:04 pm PST, Monday, March 4, 2019 National security adviser John Bolton walks back to the West Wing in January. National security adviser John Bolton walks back to the West Wing in January. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 National security adviser John Bolton walks back to the West Wing in January. National security adviser John Bolton walks back to the West Wing in January. Photo: Washington Post Photo By Jabin Botsford. John Bolton, single-minded advocate, puts his stamp on National Security Council 1 / 3 … [Read more...] about John Bolton, single-minded advocate, puts his stamp on National Security Council
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Climate Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Climate | White House Panel Will Study Whether Climate Change Is a National Security Threat. It Includes a Climate Denialist. Supported by ByCoral Davenport Feb. 20, 2019 Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd: , our email newsletter. WASHINGTON — President Trump is preparing to establish a panel to examine how climate change affects national security, to include a White House adviser whose views are sharply at odds with the established scientific consensus that human-caused global warming poses a threat to the nation’s economy, health and security. According to a White House memo dated Feb. 14, Mr. Trump’s staff members have drafted an executive order to create a 12-member Presidential Committee on Climate Security that will advise Mr. Trump about “how a … [Read more...] about White House Panel Will Study Whether Climate Change Is a National Security Threat. It Includes a Climate Denialist.
HENRICO, Va. (Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Abigail Spanberger had a potent defense against attacks by President Donald Trump and other Republicans casting her party as weak on national security: her career as a covert CIA counter-terrorism officer. FILE PHOTO: Virginia Democratic candidate for U.S. Representative Abigail Spanberger (R) talks with Jorg Huckabee-Mayfield during a visit to the horse rescue stables she and her husband operate in Burkeville, Virginia, U.S. October 31, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo In November’s elections, she was one of five Democratic women with national security or military backgrounds who captured Republican-held U.S. House of Representatives seats. “The Badasses,” as the women have dubbed themselves, had no political experience. Yet several won districts Republicans dominated for decades. For Democrats hoping to make additional inroads with Trump voters ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections, the women offer a roadmap … [Read more...] about ‘Badass’ national security women offer Democrats a Trump antidote
Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama's national security adviser, said Sunday she'll decide after next month's midterm elections whether to run for the Senate from Maine in 2020 and try to unseat Republican Sen. Susan Collins. Collins cast a deciding vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, deeply disappointing those opposed to his nomination. Speaking in New York during The New Yorker Festival, Rice said Collins "put party and politics over her own stated principles" of supporting equal rights and legalized abortion. "I think in a way that I really regret saying, she has betrayed women across this country," Rice said. Kavanaugh's confirmation was stalled by accusations of sexual misconduct when he was in high school and college, but Collins and others said they were won over by his forceful denials and a supplemental FBI report they say produced no evidence corroborating the claims. "What moved me ... was a sense of outrage and frustration that somebody who fashions … [Read more...] about Former Obama National Security Adviser Susan Rice mulls Senate challenge to Susan Collins