Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster

U.S. National Security Advisor (2017-2018); Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution

"The withdrawal from active diplomatic engagement in competitions overseas would increase dangers to American security and the paltry savings realized would be dwarfed by the cost of responding to unchecked and undeterred threats to American security, prosperity, and influence abroad.

In the post-COVID world, American diplomats will have to explain to leaders in Washington that disengagement from complex competitions overseas can create great dangers to American security and impose great costs on the American people."

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