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Goldberg: Trump Doctrine is getting a noisy rollout

Goldberg: Trump Doctrine is getting a noisy rollout

“Doctrines, like submarines, tend to be launched with fanfare," the late Charles Krauthammer once wrote. Presidents James Monroe, Harry Truman and Jimmy Carter unveiled their doctrines in grand addresses.

The Reagan Doctrine, a term coined by Krauthammer in 1985, emerged as a "footnote" buried in Reagan's 1985 State of the Union address earlier that same year: "We must not break faith with those who are risking their lives on every continent from Afghanistan to Nicaragua to defy Soviet-supported aggression and secure rights which have been ours from birth. ... Support for freedom fighters is self-defense."

The Trump Doctrine is taking form in a...

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