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Julie Smith quoted in Business Insider article, “The Coronavirus Pandemic Could Leave ‘A Profound Economic Impact’ On the Pentagon”

“‘The bigger question among Democrats that we haven’t sorted out… is to determine exactly what to do with the defense budget,’ with different camps advocating freezing, reducing, or imposing drastic cuts, said Julianne Smith, a foreign-policy adviser to former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, at the …

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Michèle Flournoy quoted in The Bulwark article, “How Trump’s COVID-19 Failure Betrayed Our Military and Veterans”

“‘He has created a leadership climate that stifles the kind of transparency, communication and truth telling that’s required in a crisis like this,’ Michèle Flournoy, the former undersecretary of defense for policy, said of President Trump. ‘What we have learned about pandemic response is that it’s impossible to over-communicate, even …

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Bridge Colby quoted in Nikkei article, “China-Russia Alliance On Horizon as Nuclear Arms Treaties Crumble”

“These concerns translated into action when the U.S. withdrew from the INF Treaty last August. While Washington blamed alleged violations by Moscow, the primary motive was to counter potential threats from Beijing, according to Elbridge Colby, a former senior Pentagon official who helped author the Trump administration’s National Defense Strategy. …

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Michèle Flournoy participates in Chatham House virtual roundtable, “US Global Leadership After COVID-19”

“The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the absence of US global leadership. Michèle Flournoy talks with Dr. Leslie Vinjamuri about the impact of COVID-19 on US domestic priorities and foreign policy commitments. “Flournoy discusses current US strategy towards China and the Middle East and how this might change under a Democratic administration…” …

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