Max Boot

Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and columnist for the Washington Post

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Max Boot is the Jeane J. Kirkpatrick Senior Fellow for National Security Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a blogger at Commentary magazine. He is the author of War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course of History, 1500 to Today, The Savage Wars of Peace: Small Wars and the Rise of American Power, Invisible Armies: An Epic History of Guerrilla Warfare from Ancient Times to the Present, and the forthcoming The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam.

Boot served as foreign policy advisor to John McCain, Mitt Romney and Marco Rubio.

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In “A Higher Loyalty,” fired FBI Director Comey says Donald Trump is “morally unfit” for the presidency. Now, during 24/7 news coverage of his best-seller, Comey’s created a backlash.

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In “A Higher Loyalty,” fired FBI Director Comey says Donald Trump is “morally unfit” for the presidency. Now, during 24/7 news coverage of his best-seller, Comey’s created a backlash.

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After meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister today, President Trump gave a brief answer when asked why he fired the head of the FBI. "Because he wasn't doing a good job.

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After meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister today, President Trump gave a brief answer when asked why he fired the head of the FBI. "Because he wasn't doing a good job.

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Just after the President accused Barack Obama of "wiretapping" Trump Tower, WikiLeaks dumped a massive database revealing CIA hacking. Coincidence?

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Just after the President accused Barack Obama of "wiretapping" Trump Tower, WikiLeaks dumped a massive database revealing CIA hacking. Coincidence?

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