Trump Will Unveil "America First" National Security Doctrine

[Content Note: Anti-semitism; isolationism.]

Later today, Donald Trump will deliver an address during which he'll unveil a new national security strategy that will fulfill his campaign promise of "America First."
Prioritizing national sovereignty over alliances, [Donald] Trump is poised to outline a new national security strategy that envisions nations in a perpetual state of competition, reverses Obama-era warnings on climate change, and de-emphasizes multinational agreements that have dominated the United States' foreign policy since the Cold War.

The Republican president, who ran on a platform of "America First," will detail his plan Monday, one that if fully implemented could sharply alter the United States' relationships with the rest of the world. The plan, according to senior administration officials who offered a preview Sunday, is to focus on four main themes: protecting the homeland and way of life; promoting American prosperity; demonstrating peace through strength; and advancing American influence in an ever-competitive world.

...The president is also set to make the case that U.S. economic security is national security and that economic security must be ensured with military might.
The new policy does not merely reverse Obama-era "warnings on climate change," but fundamentally rewrites U.S. policy, dropping climate change from a list of global threats altogether.

I'm sick just contemplating the myriad dreadful consequences this national security strategy is going to have.

And I'm furious that Trump refuses to abandon the phrase "America First." He has repeatedly used the phrase despite its anti-Semitic origins and pleas from the Anti-Defamation League to stop using it.

In fact, not only did Trump refuse to stop using it; he made it the centerpiece of his inauguration address: "We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first — America first."

So here we are. Bearing down on the anniversary of his first year in office, the end of the window to shut down an authoritarian takeover, and Trump is leading us in precisely the direction that anyone with any sense always feared he would.

And his party has zero interest in providing nary a check or balance on any of this.

Dark days ahead, my friends.

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