September 11, 2019

Bolton departure removes foreign policy irritant for Trump, strengthens Pompeo

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist: Nirmal Ghosh

The abrupt firing or resignation on Tuesday (Sept 10) - depending on who you believe - of the United States' famously mustachioed and notoriously hawkish National Security Adviser John Bolton, came as a shock but not necessarily a surprise.

In the short term, fears of edging into a new war overseas - as remains a worry in the case of Iran - may be temporarily eased somewhat by Mr Bolton's departure.

Read the full story and more in The Straits Times.


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