Trump's National Security Shutdown

In manufacturing what we know to be a fake border “crisis,” President Trump has created a series of national security challenges that have the potential to metastasize into a real crisis. While we continue to focus on the human impact of the shutdown, we cannot forget that it also threatens vital activities and readiness that keep all Americans safe.

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Ned Price
Pompeo's Cairo Speech to Showcase Administration's Hollow, Transactional Middle East Policy 

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reportedly plans to deliver a speech in Cairo today to contrast with—and even rebut—President Obama’s 2009 address in the same city. That this administration feels the need, nearly a decade later, to take potshots at an effort to identify common ground between the Arab world and the West speaks not only to the Trump administration’s pettiness but also to its lack of a strategic vision for America’s role in the region and its abdication of America’s values. 

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Ned Price