March 16, 2022

CEOs seek their own State Departments

Source: Axios

Journalist: Hans Nichols

The current secretary of State, Antony Blinken, co-founded WestExec Advisors, where the current director of national intelligence, Avril Haines, and current White House press secretary, Jen Psaki, formerly worked.

Richard Fontaine, CEO of the Center for a New American Security and a former National Security Council and congressional staffer, said he's fielding growing requests to brief companies in real time so they can react "virtually overnight."

"War and international politics," he said, "now directly impact the bottom line."

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