Trump’s Underappreciated Foreign Policy

National security adviser Robert O’Brien attends a briefing in the White House in Washington, January 10, 2020. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
Observations from my time with National-Security Adviser Robert O’Brien.

Washington — Ambassador Robert C. O’Brien just completed his first year as what official documents cryptically call “APNSA”: Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. Better known as President Donald J. Trump’s national-security adviser, O’Brien operates from a spacious corner office in the West Wing; since the Nixon administration, its other corner offices have belonged to the press secretary, the chief of staff, and the president of the United States. Beneath dramatically high ceilings, the framed words of Winston Churchill compete for a visitor’s eyes, as do a scale model of Marine One and a digital clock that reports

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News contributor and a contributing editor of National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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