Yesterday Donald Trump named Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), as his Chairman of National Security Advisory Committee.
“According to Trump’s press release, Sessions will advise Trump on foreign policy and homeland security.
“It is an honor to have Jeff as a member of the team,” Trump stated in a press release. “I have such great respect for him and I look forward to working with him on the issues most important to Americans.”
Sessions stated, “I am grateful for the opportunity to recommend and facilitate discussions among exceptional and experienced American military and diplomatic leaders to share insight and advice with Donald Trump, regardless of their political views.”
Sessions went on to say:
Mr. Trump and the American people know our country needs a clear-eyed foreign policy rooted in the national interest. We need to understand the limits of our ability to intervene successfully in other nations. It is time for a healthy dose of foreign policy realism. In the Middle East, this means forming partnerships based on shared interests, not merely overthrowing regimes in the dangerous attempt to plant democracies. We must also combat the refugee crisis by creating regional safe zones, rather than depopulating the region by migration. The only path to long-term stability and resolution of this humanitarian crisis for the United States and our European allies is to work towards the safe return of migrants to their home countries, as Mr. Trump has noted. This strategy will also protect our own national security.”