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Trump’s new foreign policy strategy places ‘America First’




U.S. President Donald J. Trump makes a statement to the media as he departs the White House December 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading for an overnight stay at Camp David.
U.S. President Donald J. Trump makes a statement to the media as he departs the White House December 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump is heading for an overnight stay at Camp David.
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President Trump will set a new direction for how the U.S. will engage with the world that many observers are characterizing as a sharp departure from previous administrations.

The Trump administration’s foreign policy plan, which the president will unveil in a speech this morning, will namecheck China and Russia as competitors to the U.S., and make explicit the protection of economic security in the U.S. as a national security issue.

Guests:

Gary J. Schmitt, co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute; he was executive director of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board during President Ronald Reagan’s second term and a former staff director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence

Brian Katulis, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; expertise includes U.S. national security strategy; for more than a decade, he has advised senior U.S. policymakers on foreign policy