Excerpt: Last February, John Bolton, who assumed the position of President Donald Trump’s US National Security Advisor on 9 April 2018, published a piece in the Wall Street Journal calling for a preemptive strike against North Korea. “Israel,” Bolton wrote, “has already twice struck nuclear-weapons programs in hostile states.” A week later, during their meeting at the White House, Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu extolled the close military ties and intelligence cooperation between the two countries.