President-elect Donald Trump has named the latest member to his foreign policy team today in the form of former Fox News adviser K.T. McFarland, who will become the deputy national security adviser under the already appointed Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn.
McFarland held a series of positions in the Nixon, Ford, and Reagan governments, starting with being an aide to Henry Kissinger in 1970, and advancing all the way to being the Pentagon spokeswoman from 1981 to 1984. She has generally supported wars over the years, including urging much larger numbers of troops in Iraq, and keeping them there indefinitely.
Most recently, her focus has been on Iran, loudly condemning the P5+1 nuclear deal and urging the US to forcibly remove Iran’s Internet censorship as an attempt to fuel dissent in the country, on the grounds that a large percentage of Iran’s population is young and subsequently hungers for more information.
McFarland has also urged Trump to move away from seeking consensus with the international community when making policy decisions, saying he should decide what’s better for America, and instead of worrying about getting along with foreign leaders, make the foreign leaders “figure out how to get along with him.”