“‘From one tweet to the next, from one day to the next, you never know what he’s going to say or what his approach will be. And I think for adversaries who are trying to figure out where the line is, it’s very difficult to establish deterrence for them. For allies, it makes them very uncertain.’

“… Flournoy says Trump’s approach isn’t strategic—it’s tactical, transactional, impulsive.

“‘I actually think [Trump’s] an interesting mix of, on the one hand, wanting to appear the tough guy that nobody’s going to mess with—hence the bellicosity and the rhetoric—but also genuinely having an isolationist streak that says: “Why are we in the Middle East? I don’t want to be in forever wars, I want to bring the troops home.”‘

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