This video is from The Center for Security Policy. It was filmed during their “usually-off-the-record” National Security Luncheon on Capitol Hill.
The speaker, Mark Groombridge, served as John Bolton’s special assistant at the State Department when the latter was Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security. He has also been a fellow at the Cato Institute and at the American Enterprise Institute, both in Washington, D.C.
What he has to say is frank and provocative, especially when it comes to having a coherent policy regarding North Korea.
He takes the Bush administration to task for its treatment of Japan, and finds Obama’s ideas about limiting nuclear weapons naïve. His off-hand comments about the State Department are amusing, and all too true.
NOTE: the sound quality isn’t real clear, but it’s worth the effort to listen. You can tell the influence John Bolton had on him.
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