onald Trump is assembling his war cabinet. The appointment of John Bolton as national security adviser – following the nomination of CIA director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state – could be the beginning of Trump’s march to war. Or wars.
The timing is not coincidental. In May, Trump will likely rip up the diplomatic agreement that has prevented Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, sparking a period of heightened tensions with Iran and removing one of the final barriers to escalating military conflict with Iran across the Middle East.The above excerpt was originally published in The Guardian.