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Two former national security officials said Sunday they don’t agree with the saber-rattling rhetoric of President Donald Trump’s pick to become the new national security chief.

John Bolton, a former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and proponent of the 2003 Iraq War best known for his hawkish views, has spoken in interviews about the need for pre-emptive strikes against North Korea. Trump’s appointment of Bolton last week raises questions about whether he will take a militaristic approach, said retired Adm. Mike Mullen, who served as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Democrat and Republican presidents.

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