Trust Betrayed: Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton and the Selling Out of America’s National Security, by former Ex-Navy SEAL sniper Scott Taylor, who served his country for eight years, brings a boots on the ground perspective to America’s national security debate. After he was injured in a fall during Operation Iraqi Freedom, Taylor came home to the United States and discovered that the Obama administration was leaking sensitive intelligence information for political gain. Now, on behalf of all the men and women in uniform abroad whose lives have been endangered, Taylor is speaking out. Having served as a sniper in the same region of Iraq as American Sniper author Chris Kyle, Taylor knows first-hand how high the stakes are. From the bungling of Benghazi to the rise of ISIS, he argues the White House has betrayed the trust of American forces and believes it’s time President Obama and his administration were finally held accountable.
John Bolton, former US ambassador to the United Nations, said Taylor brought “a critical perspective to the public policy debate. He speaks from the experience that he and his brothers in arms have gained in dangerous corners of the world where only strength and resolve keep the world’s bad actors at bay. And he understands that American power—especially when you consider the alternatives—is good not just for Americans, but for the world. In Trust Betrayed Taylor exposes the Obama administration leaks that have endangered our special forces, and he makes the case for a foreign policy based on U.S. national interests, not grandiose ambitions or wishful thinking. This is an important book.”
Author Roger Spencer wrote: “As Barack Obama has moved the US ever farther away from a foreign policy that actually safeguarded US national security, it has become increasingly difficult for patriotic politicians—and ordinary Americans—to see what can and must be done to get us out of this current mess, and restore America’s strength and security before it’s too late. But in Trust Betrayed, former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor analyzes the contemporary situation with the keen eye of a man who has seen the disastrous effects of Obama’s policies up close, and provides a reasonable and realistic path back to national sanity. Not only should all candidates for national office be required to read this book—they should be required to report on it, and explain how they intend to implement its recommendations.”
Erick Stakelbeck, host of CBN’s The Watchman, said: “Former Navy SEAL Scott Taylor does his country another valuable service. Trust Betrayed brings the valuable perspective of a boots-on-the-ground veteran to the foreign policy disasters under Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, from America’s botched response to the Egyptian Revolution, to Benghazi, to the ‘red line’ debacle in Syria, to the renewed war in Iraq. Read this book to learn how America’s role in the world has been jeopardized—and what can be done to restore it.”
Scott Taylor calls the administration’s actions, as they relate to Libya, Yemen, Iraq and Ukraine, as well intelligence leaks, “dangerous” and “irresponsible.” “This is something that’s very important to me,” he told the media at his legislative office at Virginia’s state capitol of Richmond, where he is a Republican member . “And I think your’e going to see more veterans speaking out, because we didn’t go overseas to win and fight terror to come back home and see it lost by misguided national security and foreign policies.”