President Donald Trump announced Tuesday morning at Twitter that John Bolton is no longer his national security advisor. Who might replace Bolton in this position the holders of which have a history of playing a significant role in shaping United States foreign policy? On July 23, Steven Nelson wrote at the Washington Examiner that insiders said retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor was being considered as a potential replacement for Bolton.
Macgregor would provide a big change after Bolton. On August 24 at the Ron Paul Institute (RPI) conference “Breaking Washington’s Addiction to War,” Macgregor presented a speech advising actions President Donald Trump should take in the remainder of his first term. In the speech titled “National Security Without Constant Conflict,” Macgregor described a path forward largely focused on decreasing US intervention overseas — quite a change from the uber-interventionism promoted by Bolton.
You can watch here Macgregor’s speech “President Trump’s New Pax Americana” from RPI’s 2018 “Media & War” conference:
Reprinted with permission from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity.