President Trump’s next national security advisor should implement his foreign policies, rather than thwart them

September 10, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC—On Tuesday, President Trump announced the removal of National Security Advisor John Bolton. Defense Priorities Policy Director Benjamin H. Friedman issued the following statement in response:

“With all due respect to Ambassador Bolton, his removal is good news for U.S. security. President Trump has said he wants to end long-running U.S. conflicts abroad, negotiate an end to nuclear crises in Iran and North Korea, improve relations with other great powers, and ensure our allies contribute far more to their own defense.

“The incoming National Security Advisor should be someone who supports these positions and is committed to implementing—rather than thwarting—them.”