Donald Trump commands the most powerful military in the history of the world.
With that responsibility has not come greater self-control – transparency or introspection.
During the 2016 campaign Trump answered questions about American foreign policy by repeatedly saying that he would not let America’s enemies (or friends) know his plans and that all he would promise was ‘America first’.
After winning the White House Trump continued with his bluster and childish understanding of statecraft.
For the presidential inauguration he wanted a huge military parade in the style of a foreign dictator or autocrat to make the world tremble before America’s power.
(He was dissuaded.)