Victor Davis Hanson explains the parameters of what he calls the Trump Doctrine — deterrence without intervention — explains how it deviates from the post-Cold War consensus, and argues for why it’s a reasonable approach to a changing international landscape.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Arahant doctrine: Into each life a few bombs will fall.

    • #1
    • November 13, 2019, at 7:40 AM PST
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  2. Front Seat Cat Member

    Victor D. Hanson outlined so many positive points as to why Trump’s foreign policy has been positive, and many Americans think its worked so far. He is far less willing to sacrifice American lives, and more willing to put money and strategy into modern methods such as cyber and economic warfare to achieve results. Let’s not forget also asking the Europeans to step up and pay more for their defenses, and be more engaged in what they do to protect themselves (like Merkel – don’t buy a pipeline from Russia when we can provide energy) as an example. He also inherited quite a few foreign policy disasters that he has or is trying to turn around with new approaches. So far – good job. Thank you for good interview.

    • #2
    • November 13, 2019, at 8:04 AM PST
    • 9 likes