September 28, 2020

Why, with John Bolton gone, U.S. diplomacy can move more freely — and recklessly

The hawkish advisor had long limited President Trump's more adventurous approach to North Korea

John Bolton, a long-standing embodiment of the American hawk, and arguably the most principled member of Donald Trump’s administration, left the White House this month.

As is customary for President Trump, his former close advisor was dropped suddenly and unceremoniously, though it’s difficult to say that the dismissal came as a complete surprise.