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Trump’s not ready for a crisis

Douglas Lute

By Douglas Lute (original source Politico)

“Inside the 18-acre White House compound, the National Security Council process—making key decisions and overseeing their execution—is still in transition nearly five months after President Trump took office. The sooner this transition concludes, the better for our security. In the long run, getting this transition right is far more important than any of the Trump administration’s discrete decisions that have dominated the news since Jan. 20. Based on my first-hand experience in the White House coordinating the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan during the last such transition—the departure of the Bush administration and the arrival of the Obama team in 2009—there are two fundamental challenges.”

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