Trump's new foreign policy strategy couldn't have been released at a worse time

I thought timing was everything?

President Trump.
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It seems national security experts here in Washington have just been given the ultimate holiday reading gift: the Trump administration's National Security Strategy (NSS). Sprinkled with a mix of economic nationalism, realist rhetoric, and great power politics, this strategy document is sure to be championed by those who want a full-throated Trumpian foreign policy agenda. They'll call it a complete recasting of America's national security objectives and priorities after President Obama's "leading from behind" approach.

On the surface it doesn't sound half bad. Except it's a total scam.

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