Trade, security and America First – Does Donald Trump’s new National Security Strategy make sense?

Trade, security and America First – Does Donald Trump’s new National Security Strategy make sense? Trade, security and America First – Does Donald Trump’s new National Security Strategy make sense?

December 19, 20171 min read
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On Monday, President Donald Trump released his National Security Strategy.


In a bold delivery that was almost more of a campaign speech than a policy announcement, President Trump was focused on terrorism, dictatorships, cyberterrorism and even referenced immigration as a potential threat to national security.


Trump referred to China and Russia as "rival powers" who "seek to challenge American influence, values and wealth” but seemed more diplomatic than worried.


"We will attempt to build a great partnership with those and other countries, but in a manner that always protects our national interest," Trump said

But what will this mean for the Trump Administration and America moving forward?


Will America’s polices become more assertive? Will the pursuit to eradicate ISIS and terrorist threats expand?


Trump also referenced trade, never leaving out the opportunity to maintain his agenda of keep America’s economy and his efforts to strengthen it on the public’s radar. But what does this have to do with national security?


There are a lot of questions still to be answered.


That’s where the experts from Augusta University can help.


Dr. Craig Albert is an expert on American politics and political philosophy. He was recently appointed director of Augusta University’s new Masters of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies. Dr. Albert has experience with all forms of national and local news organizations and is available to speak to media regarding this latest development in Washington. Simply click on his icon to arrange an interview.


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    Craig Albert Director of the Master of Arts in Intelligence and Security Studies

    Dr. Craig Albert is a leading expert on war, terrorism and American politics and has testified to the U.S. Congress on Islamic Extremism.

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