AFPI Releases New Book

An America First Approach to U.S. National Security

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) announced the release of its new book, An America First Approach to U.S. National Security. This book features peer-reviewed chapters from AFPI experts, Members of Congress, and former Trump Administration national security officials regarding the biggest security issues facing our country and the world.

“America First foreign policy is not isolationism. America First does not mean America alone,” said Lt. General (Ret.) Keith Kellogg, former Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary of the National Security Council and Chair of the America First Policy Institute’s Center for American Security. “This book discusses in detail not just the mishandling of foreign policy by the Biden Administration but what the next America First Administration should do to rebuild America’s strength and global deterrence on the global stage and the restoration of peace and stability to the world.”

Edited by Fred Fleitz, former Trump Administration National Security Council Chief of Staff, the book contains chapters regarding Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Hamas attack on Israel, the threat posed by China, and more. Some of the key authors include Lt. Gen. Kellogg; Robert Wilkie, former Secretary of Veterans Affairs and Undersecretary of Defense; Rick Perry, former Secretary of Energy and Governor of Texas; Congressman Mike Waltz (FL-06), the first Green Beret elected to Congress; Steve Yates, former National Security Advisor on China to Vice President Dick Cheney; Morgan Ortagus, former State Department Spokeswoman; and Chad Wolf, former Acting Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

Highlights from the book include:

America First, Russia, and Ukraine

“There is a pathway forward in Ukraine in which America can keep its own interests prioritized while also playing a role in bringing the largest war in Europe since World War II to an end.” – Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Keith Kellogg and Fred Fleitz


“An America First China policy builds on those efforts to defeat China’s malign influences, striving to make CCP policies largely irrelevant to American life.” – Steve Yates and Adam Savit

Israel and the Middle East

“The elusive peace in the Middle East, which has been sought by the foreign policy elites, will be achieved only through reasserting American strength.” – Ellie Cohanim

U.S. Military

“[The Biden Administration] has undermined morale by lowering fitness standards and squandered tax dollars promoting social engineering in the military, including the radical diversity, equity, and inclusion ideology.” – Secretary Robert Wilkie

Border Security

“The America First approach to U.S. national security recognizes that without a secure border, the United States is not a sovereign nation. While our immigration laws could always be modernized and improved, including overhauling the legal immigration system to better serve the national interest, there are sufficient existing authorities that the Biden Administration is refusing to use that the next America First administration should immediately implement to secure the border, end human trafficking, and defeat the drug cartels.” – former Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and Rob Law

This book is available in paperback and hardcover here.

More excerpts can be found here.


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