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Too Important for Trump’s Generals



Despite President Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric of putting “America first” by repudiating the expensive role as the world’s policeman, calling Hillary Clinton “trigger-happy” and demanding U.S. allies spend more, he has, according to a new report from CNN, ramped up military intervention from Europe to Africa and the Middle East to South Asia.

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Ivan Eland is Senior Fellow and Director of the Center on Peace & Liberty at the Independent Institute. Dr. Eland is a graduate of Iowa State University and received an M.B.A. in applied economics and Ph.D. in national security policy from George Washington University. He spent 15 years working for Congress on national security issues, including stints as an investigator for the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Principal Defense Analyst at the Congressional Budget Office.


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