The trouble with Trump and national security … Trump is consistent only in his inconsistency on national security issues … There are the growing challenges abroad — the rising threat of ISIS, the resurgence of al Qaeda, the menace of Putinism and a newly aggressive China, all of which should mean the party historically most trusted on national security would make the crumbling world a special feature of its electoral appeal. But no. Here’s the trouble: Donald Trump not only knows nothing about national security, he doesn’t care to know. –CNN
This is a strong and damning article by Danielle Pletka, senior vice president for foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute.
The Institute is known as a conservative – though “compassionate” – think tank. But from what we can tell the gulf is wide and deep between modest libertarian entities like DB and looming “conservative” facilities like