Tag: Michèle Flournoy

Michèle Flournoy quoted in Yahoo News article, “Former Pentagon Officials Blast Trump for Politicizing the Military”

“’Trump has constantly tried to use the military as a political prop,’ said Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense for policy under Obama, citing, among other examples, the president’s interference in the military justice system to pardon two convicted war criminals and his decision to prevent the Navy from punishing …

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Michèle Flournoy quoted in NPR broadcast, “Trump Administration Says It’s Up To Israel To Annex Parts Of West Bank”

“A former Obama administration official, Michèle Flournoy, tells the Israel Policy Forum that both the U.S. and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu need to consider the concerns from Arab partners who support Palestinian aspirations for independence. “‘You know, these countries may not be full-fledged democracies or democracies at all, but …

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Michèle Flournoy testifies before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, “The Chinese View of Strategic Competition with the United States”

Commissioner Kamphausen, Commissioner Lewi, other distinguished members of the Commission, it is truly an honor to testify before you today on the U.S.-China strategic competition. Nature and Features of the U.S.-China Competition As you well know, the strategic competition between the United States and China is multi-faceted, with economic, technological, …

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Michèle Flournoy and Nick Rasmussen quoted in The Washington Post article: “To Prepare for the Next Pandemic, the U.S. Needs to Change Its National Security Priorities, Experts Say”

“’If the national security staff apparatus around the president is doing its job right, it should be able to coordinate different elements of the government,’ said Nicholas J. Rasmussen, who was the director of the National Counterterrorism Center under Presidents Barack Obama and Trump… “Michèle Flournoy, a former defense official …

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WestExec Managing Partner, Principals and Senior Advisors among 89 former defense officials to write in The Washington Post: “The Military Must Never Be Used to Violate Constitutional Rights”

“President Trump continues to use inflammatory language as many Americans protest the unlawful death of George Floyd and the unjust treatment of black Americans by our justice system. As the protests have grown, so has the intensity of the president’s rhetoric. He has gone so far as to make a …

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