John Bolton, Who Once Called for Pre-Emptive Strike on N. Korea, is Trump’s New NatSec Adviser | WBEZ
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John Bolton, Who Once Called for Pre-Emptive Strike on N. Korea, is Trump's New NatSec Adviser

March 23, 2018: The world found out via tweet that President Trump was engaging in another White House reshuffling, this time swapping out current National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster with John Bolton, former ambassador to the United Nations. Bolton has taken a hard line in the past with respect to the foreign policy quagmires in Iran and the Korean Peninsula. The Takeaway looks at Bolton's prior calls for a 'nosebleed' strike on North Korea and an overthrow of the Iranian regime. Plus, we examine the non-disclosure agreements that have reportedly been used to quash insider revelations about President Trump; the controversial new pick to lead the Centers for Disease Control; how a new strain of H.I.V. is ravaging the Philippines; one physician's call for a new approach to prescribing opioids; and the first pride parade ever to occur in Starkville, Mississippi.

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