WASHINGTON - Mr John Bolton is reported to have kept a defused hand grenade on his desk at the State Department during the administration of former Republican President George W. Bush, when he served as undersecretary of state for arms control - a role in which he championed the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Uncharacteristically blunt-speaking American diplomats are not unusual, but even by the usual standards President Donald Trump's 69-year-old incoming National Security Adviser is in a class of his own.
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