With Trump reportedly growing frustrated with Bolton, a new candidate for the job should be suggested. The President ought to consider retired Army Colonel Douglas Macgregor.
Macgregor has an anti-establishment flair that causes him not to get along with the bureaucratic class who Trump popularly clashed with in the 2016 US Presidential election. He was the squadron operations officer responsible for directing US troops on the ground in the legendary Battle of 73 Easting during the Gulf War where American armored vehicles defeated a much Iraqi detachment. But his dislike for gamesmanship and blunt demeanor meant that Macgregor did not thrive in the military despite his ability to innovate on the battlefield. A perfect match for Trump, who prefers officials that are not liked by the herd.
ROBERT STEELE: I am a fan of Doug Macgregor’s, read his books and believe him to be one of America’s most balanced and qualified Grand Strategists (we have at best twelve in all, none of them employed by the US Government). Apart from the fact that his tankers destroyed 2,000 Iraqi tanks and trucks in a few hours after the US Air Force failed to destroy them with “air power” in two weeks of bombing, his book Margin of Victory is one of the most important books EVER to be written at the intersection of grand strategy, force structure and acquisition, and battlefield victory — in brief, wars are won or lost TWENTY YEARS BEFORE THEY BEGIN. Folks like Chuck Spinney will agree that our current military-industrial complex is the equivalent of putting our military into enemy hands — what we buy and build is determined by corruption, not by need, and as we have seen in Afghanistan and Iraq, DOES NOT WIN WARS.
While I absolutely support Doug as a replacement for Bolton, I continue to believe the National Security Council (NSC) should be abolished because the NSC is how the Deep State and its Zionist underbelly control the President’s communications and limit the President’s options. As I wrote in Memorandum for the President: Trump Triumph, I believe we should replace the NSC with a Strategy Advisory Group of no more than twelve people but with global reach through the adjacent Open Source Agency, and there is no question but that Doug Macgregor would make a fantastic leader of this group — I would go so far as to suggest that he should be double-hatted as Deputy Chief of Staff for Grand Strategy, to help the President ensure that all the instruments of national power — not just diplomacy, development, defense, and commerce (D3C) but all the Cabinet tools including agriculture, energy, and beyond, are orchestrated toward Making America Great Again. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) does not manage anything at all — they just run the numbers and ignore true cost economics (which will be fixed by an Open Source Agency doing holistic analytics and true cost economics on all threats, all policies, all the time).