John Bolton, an ultra-hawkish conservative who rose to prominence in the George W Bush administration, will be the new National Security Adviser to President Donald Trump.
A firm defender of American power and a confrontational advocate for wielding that strength abroad, Mr Bolton has never shied away from making his strong views known – whether from a government perch, in the pages of newspapers or from a Fox News pulpit.
Here are five things he believes.
1. A pre-emptive strike against North Korea is perfectly justified
Mr Bolton’s views on North Korea will draw intense scrutiny as he joins the White House, given a looming summit between President Trump and Kim…