Trump’s National Security Strategy: The Path to Principled Realism

Every administration is required to submit an outline of its national security strategy. The requirement is baked into the Goldwater-Nichols Department of Defense Reorganization Act of 1986, and the subsequent periodic strategy blueprints have been almost as mundane as the initial bill that required them. Traditionally, they have been boilerplate-filled exercises in box checking. Administrations…
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