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Commentary: It's John Bolton's world; Trump is just living in it

John Bolton, President Donald Trump's national security adviser, is leading the United States in a dangerous direction.

In February, it was Bolton who reportedly pressed Trump to take an uncompromising line on denuclearization with North Korea's Kim Jung Un, leading to a fruitless summit and an escalation of tensions. More recently, Bolton has taunted the Iranian regime, including issuing a dire warning last week of impending U.S. military action. And, closer to home, he has become the point person for the administration's efforts to oust Nicolas Maduro's government in

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