Why principled conservatives and career civil servants should stay far, far away.
This piece was originally published on Just Security, an online forum for analysis of U.S. national security law and policy.
Two of my friends, both of them principled and talented conservatives, told me they were approached by members of the Trump team about possible posts in the incoming administration. Both of them find Trump horrifying and did not vote for him. Both had the same initial reaction: No way. Both would have been willing, maybe honored, to take posts in a different Republican administration. All this was before the election.