Video Shows Trump Advisor Seb Gorka Backed Racist Militia in Hungary

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by Jim Lobe In the latest and most damning chapter in the saga of Sebastian Gorka, the Forward newspaper has discovered a 2007 video recording in which the Trump national-security aide and foreign-policy spokesman voices support for a violent racist… Continue Reading  

The Promise and Peril of H.R. McMaster

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by William Hartung President Trump’s choice of H.R. McMaster to replace Michael Flynn as his national security advisor has elicited glowing words and sighs of relief among experienced foreign policy hands and mainstream journalists alike, and rightly so. The most… Continue Reading  

The Empty-Headedness of K.T. McFarland

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by Jim Lobe When retired Adm. Robert Harward rejected Donald Trump’s offer to succeed Gen. Michael Flynn as the president’s new national security adviser (NSA), a variety of sources reported that the general’s real reason was that he couldn’t pick… Continue Reading  

Flynn’s Resignation: National Security Reboot?

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by Robert E. Hunter National Security Advisor Michael Flynn resigned yesterday from his position in the Trump administration. Reportedly, he spoke with the Russian ambassador to the United States about sanctions on Russia before the national security advisor had taken… Continue Reading  

Flynn: Prophet Muhammad and Quran Are “Incompatible” With Modernity

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by Eli Clifton National Security Advisor-designate Michael T. Flynn is a lightning rod for controversies surrounding the Trump transition team. Yesterday, 53 advocacy groups released a joint statement urging President-elect Donald Trump to rescind his appointment of Flynn, describing him… Continue Reading