Of the questions surrounding the defenestration of John Bolton as President Trumps third national security adviser Did he jump? Was he shoved? the least interesting is the question of who will succeed him on the parapet.
Its unlikely to matter much. Regardless of who has advised Mr. Trump on foreign affairs generals and corporate tycoons, seasoned pros and amateurs all have proved powerless before a zest for chaos that would have thwarted George Marshall.
Even when Mr. Trump has pursued worthy goals trying to persuade North Koreas dictator to give up his nuclear weapons, negotiating with the Taliban so American troops can leave Afghanistan his mercurial, impatient, crisis-driven approach has often backfired, no matter who was advising him.
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