- Michael Oppenheimer: Trump's national security picks echo qualities of George W. Bush picks that blundered US into Iraq
- He says Trump's shrug at Russia's election hack portends dangerous foreign policy
Michael F. Oppenheimer is a clinical professor of Global Affairs at the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs and author of Pivotal Countries, Alternate Futures. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.
(CNN)The Bush Administration's invasion of Iraq spotlighted four ingredients sufficient to produce a historic strategic blunder: an ill-informed and inexperienced President; advisors with single-minded agendas; a broken policy process; and a major external shock. The Trump Administration is well on its way towards supplying three of these, and the fourth -- a shock -- is inevitable, although its precise character has yet to reveal itself.