President Trump’s national security policies are very different from the bipartisan posture that has prevailed in the postwar era. Having played a central role for decades in fashioning that postwar consensus, Joe Biden has left an extensive political record of how he would modify the Trump approach if elected president. In essence, Biden would revert to the Obama agenda. Alliances would strengthened, arms control efforts would be renewed, overseas military interventions would be more likely, multilateralism would become commonplace in addressing global challenges, and American values (as opposed to economic interests) would shape relations with other nations. Joe Biden may not be an original thinker when it comes to national security policy, but the broad outlines of what he believes are very clear. I have written a commentary for Forbes here.
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