People walk by a TV screen showing a local news program reporting with an image of U.S. President Donald Trump at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.

In the field of international security, the world has long looked to the United States as the “adult in the room.” Yet in word and deed, President Trump seems to relish in relinquishing that title, despite the appointment of several respected former generals in key positions in his administration.
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