September 10, 2019
Douglas Macgregor for National Security Advisor?
President Donald Trump announced Tuesday morning at Twitter that John Bolton is no longer his national security advisor. Who might replace Bolton in this position the holders of which have a history of playing a significant role in shaping United States foreign policy? On July 23, Steven Nelson wrote at the Washington Examiner that insiders said retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor was being considered as a potential replacement for Bolton.
Macgregor would provide a big change after Bolton. On August 24 at the Ron Paul Institute (RPI) conference “Breaking Washington’s Addiction to War,” Macgregor presented a speech advising actions President Donald Trump should take in the remainder of his first term. In the speech titled “National Security Without Constant Conflict,” Macgregor described a path forward largely focused on decreasing US intervention overseas — quite a change from the uber-interventionism promoted by Bolton.
You can watch here Macgregor’s speech “President Trump’s New Pax Americana” from RPI’s 2018 “Media & War” conference: