Despite Trump’s promises to “entirely renegotiate” what he once called “the worst trade deal in history,” his administration’s proposed changes to NAFTA are modest at best. This reversal coincides with major investments made by U.S. oil companies that have direct ties to some of the most powerful figures in the Trump administration.
The primary purpose of having U.S. military bases peppered throughout the Middle East has traditionally been to exert control over geo-politically vital oil-rich countries.
You won’t hear it put this way by anyone in Washington, but the main reason cuts to the defense budget are worrying officials is that they make it more difficult to police the world. In Foreign Affairs, Michael