For The Federalist I explore three key national security and foreign policy myths the Trump administration’s new National Security Strategy exposes — and seeks to overturn.
In challenging these myths, the administration also challenges the progressive Wilsonian internationalist worldview that underlies them, which is essential because flawed premises lead to failed policies.
If we are to imbue our policies with the Jeanne Kirkpatrickian core of the Trump administration’s strategy of “principled realism,” we will truly have a safer, more secure and more prosperous America.
I’ve summarized my piece in a Twitter thread unraveled below.
Why are Trump’s most ardent critics found in the NatSec & foreign policy space — in particular Obama admin officials and holdovers in the bureaucracies? Precisely bc his agenda drives a spike through the heart of their worldview, social status, livelihood https://t.co/DtmUQMofW9 https://t.co/xPvfaJOmCA
— Benjamin Weingarten (@bhweingarten) January 27, 2018