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When an order from POTUS is a remark from POTUS. @EliLake @BV

Released Wednesday, 22nd November 2017
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When an order from POTUS is a remark from POTUS. @EliLake @BV
When Trump came into office, the fear was that his tweets and pronouncements represented radical changes in foreign and domestic policy. After 10 months in office, he has shown us that they don’t. Instead the government itself is disconnected from the man whom Americans elected to lead it. Trump’s top advisers increasingly appear to manage their boss.
And this is the real challenge for American strategy today. Even if Trump gave an order out of the blue to bring fire and fury to the Korean peninsula, it’s likely the military would disobey it. It’s a relief to know this. But it’s also evidence of another problem: The president’s word is worthless. His bluster is not evidence of command, but rather a form of abdication.

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