We can expect some fireworks when the evergreen John Bolton takes over as US National Security Advisor on 9th April. But does his appointment signal the end of Jim Mattis as Defense Secretary?
The coordinated approach between the Department of Defense, under General Mattis, and the State Department, under Rex Tillerson, has earned respect around the World. At a time when international diplomacy is at an all time low, we need a moderating voice to prevent catastrophe.
See page 183 of Belfast to Benghazi for the story of the round table discussion, when John Bolton, as US Under Secretary of State after 9/11, delivered an uncompromising address on American Foreign Policy.