October 09, 2023

Biden Administration Scrambles to Defend Its Middle East Policy After Hamas Attacks

Source: The Messenger

Journalists: Amie Parnes, Marc Caputo

Foreign policy experts – many of whom despise Trump – fret that the issue is being politicized in a presidential campaign season and say it’s unfair to lay the blame on Biden for the terror attacks in Israel.

“To say that Donald Trump would have known about this is a stretch to say the least,” said Richard Fontaine, the chief executive officer for the Center for a New American Security who served as a foreign policy adviser to the late Sen. John McCain, a Trump critic. “I mean, this was a significant intelligence failure for Israel.”

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  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...