Trump Must Channel Reagan on His Next National Security Advisor

by SECURE FREEDOM MINUTE February 14, 2017

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Thirty-five years ago, the tenure of a National Security Advisor to the President was prematurely truncated by a scandal. Ronald Reagan's choice of Richard Allen's successor proved to be one of the most consequential of his presidency. Donald Trump is now facing a similar moment - and must make a similar choice.

Early in 1982, President Reagan selected a man of extraordinary competence and vision: William P. Clark.

Judge Clark helped develop and execute the strategy Mr. Reagan used to defeat his time's "existential threat to freedom": namely, Soviet communism. President Trump recognizes "communism with a God" - Sharia-supremacism - to be a similar threat to today's America.

Like Ronald Reagan, he needs a "top hand" who has the judgment and ability to staff up and guide a national security team to achieve Victory over Jihad. Retired Lieutenant General William "Jerry" Boykin is that man.

The latest from Frank Gaffney, Jr.  Frank is the Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Gaffney formerly acted as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy during the Reagan Administration, following four years of service as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear Forces and Arms Control Policy. Read his FSM articles - click here.


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