In recent days, the headlines have been dominated by the Trump Administration’s Executive Order on “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States,” which temporarily halts refugees, U.S. visa holders and, for a time, Legal Permanent Residents from seven majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States. Several experts from the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) have weighed in on the controversial issue.
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Links to recent commentaries are available below:
Phillip Carter, Director of the CNAS Military, Veterans, and Society Program, wrote for Slate.com, “With Friends Like Us,” on how the executive order impacts foreign partners who have supported the United States in overseas military operations.
Ilan Goldenberg, Director of the CNAS Middle East Security Program, wrote for Foreign Policy, “The Coming Chaos: What to Expect from Trump’s National Security Team,” on what the executive order tells us about the Trump Administration’s national security team dynamics.
Phillip Carter, Director of the CNAS Military, Veterans, and Society Program, wrote a second piece for Slate.com, “Hubris, Distrust, Disorder: Why the Trump Administration Keeps Screwing Up,” on how issues like the executive order are a product of deeper-seated problems in the Administration.
Michèle Flournoy, CNAS CEO, signed a letter along with over 100 retired military personnel and foreign policy experts from both parties, expressing concern with the executive order and arguing that it “jeopardizes tens of thousands of lives [and] has caused a crisis right here in America, and will do long-term damage to our national security.”
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