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Trump Doctrine: Economic Security is National Security

(Jonathan Lemire & Hope Yen – Associated Press)

President Donald Trump declared a new national security strategy on Monday, echoing the message of his 2016 campaign as he declared “America is in the game and America is going to win.”

In a speech at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Trump faulted previous U.S. leaders for failing to look out for the nation’s citizens. He promised to seek openings to cooperate with rivals, but added that “we will stand up for ourselves and we will stand up for our country like we have never stood up before.”

Trump’s strategy envisions nations in constant competition, brushes aside Obama-era warnings on climate change and affirms that the United States will unilaterally defend its sovereignty, even if that means risking existing the agreements with other countries that have been a crucial part of the United States’ foreign policy since the Cold War. Click here to read more.