- Doug Bandow: Washington should stop defending its prosperous, populous allies
- They should pay for their own defense, he argues
Doug Bandow is a senior fellow at the Cato Institute. A former special assistant to President Ronald Reagan, he is the author and editor of several books, including "Foreign Follies: America's New Global Empire." The views expressed are his own.
(CNN)Many of Donald Trump's most disagreeable policy positions are also those that garner the most media attention. Occasionally, though, his opinions also reflect basic common sense.