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Have Neocons Hijacked Trump's Foreign Policy?

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War hawks are wrestling with “America First”nationalists for control of the administration’s international agenda. Pence's remarks are the latest indications that Trump has become captive to the GOP’s neoconservative foreign-policy wing centered around NSA McMaster and Sec'ry of Defense James Mattis -- long been hailed by anti-Trump factions as the Serious, Responsible Adults in the Trump administration; they want more troops in Afghanistan and greater military involvement in eastern Syria. The dwindling America First crowd is skeptical of NATO, and the EU and rabidly pro-Israel & anti-Muslim they are opposed to  more troops to the Middle East, & the Iranian nuclear accord. With the retired Marine general and former Homeland Security chief John Kelly as chief of staff, the Mattis/McMaster faction has been strengthened: The neocons now have a decisive upper hand over the nationalists."

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