High-level se­cu­rity threat

The Times-Tribune - - EDITORIAL -

Ed­i­tor: As a for­mer Navy en­listed man and an of­fi­cer I am con­cerned with the threat to na­tional se­cu­rity Pres­i­dent Trump poses.

His at­tacks on our in­tel­li­gence agen­cies and cozy re­la­tion­ship with Rus­sian Pres­i­dent Vladimir Putin are un-amer­i­can.

Re­cently, Trump dis­missed the in­put of his in­tel­li­gence chiefs about the threats posed by Rus­sia, China, North Korea, Iran and the Is­lamic State ter­ror­ist group. Trump con­tin­ues to question the assessment of our in­tel­li­gence agen­cies that Rus­sia med­dled in the 2016 elec­tion. Trump started an on­go­ing trade war with China, which ad­versely im­pacts the global and U.S. economies.

He er­ro­neously be­lieves North Korea is not a nu­clear threat to the United States. He wants to pull our mil­i­tary out of Syria, which would al­low ISIS to re­con­sti­tute it­self and al­low Turkey to at­tack our al­lies, the Kurds.

Ac­cord­ing to Rex Tiller­son, for­mer sec­re­tary of state, Trump doesn’t like to read. Ac­cord­ing to John Kelly, Trump’s for­mer chief of staff, Trump shows im­pul­sive de­ci­sion mak­ing. Ac­cord­ing to White House sources, it is dif­fi­cult for Trump to com­pre­hend and process com­plex in­for­ma­tion, such as in­tel­li­gence re­ports and mil­i­tary sce­nar­ios. He does not con­cen­trate well on matters. He is a threat to our na­tional se­cu­rity and should be voted out of of­fice.


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