Republican frontrunner Trump introduces his foreign policy advisers
DEBKAfile sources: Frontrunning US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump devoted Monday to an attempt to portray himself as a leader with a clear foreign policy.
In a meeting with the editorial board of the Washington Post, he presented the five people who will serve as his foreign policy advisers if he is elected. They are: Joseph Schmitz, the Pentagon's inspector-general during the administration of George W. Bush; George Papadopoulos, an energy expert with ties in the Gulf states and Cyprus; Walid Phares, a Maronite Christian who lectures at several US universities and advises a number of members of Congress; J. Keith Kellogg Jr., who commanded the 82nd Airborne Division, considered one of the most elite forces in the US army, during the 2003 invasion of Iraq; and Carter Page, an energy expert specializing in the Caspian Sea region and Central Asia.
Trump told the editorial board members that the US involvment in NATO would be significantly reduced in the coming years if he is elected.