I am pleased to announce that, effective 4/9/18, @AmbJohnBolton will be my new National Security Advisor. I am very thankful for the service of General H.R. McMaster who has done an outstanding job & will always remain my friend.
– Donald Trump
Looks like the neocons may be coming back. But, as always, whenever Trump is at the center of the activity, don’t rush to judgment. Given what is going on behind the scenes, this may have nothing to do with Bolton’s “first strike on North Korea and bomb Iran” lunacy.
Then again, that was only three years ago. On the third hand, McMaster was also an aggressive hawk who wanted war with both North Korea and Russia. So, this may be a lateral move.