With the hiring of John Bolton, is Trump assembling a war Cabinet?

Senior Policy Director Alexandra Bell spoke to Mic about the appointment of John Bolton.

“Bolton over and over again has demonstrated he doesn’t have much patience, nor respect, for the diplomatic process,” Alexandra Bell, a former State Department official during the Obama administration and senior policy director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, said in a phone interview Friday.

“I think between Pompeo and Bolton, you’re seeing the rise of people [who] have long been skeptical, if not downright hostile, to diplomatic efforts to deal with nuclear crises,” Bell said. “If I’m observing this as the North Koreans or the Iranians, I’d have a hard time thinking this administration was really prioritizing diplomacy over military action.

“It looks like the Iran deal is in jeopardy even more so than it was a week ago,” Bell added, “and diplomacy with North Korea again seems a distant prospect.” Read more