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Intelligence Failure

In the pre-coronavirus era, President Trump’s attacks on the so-called Deep State seemed focused on one thing: undermining the Intelligence Community’s assessment that Russia interfered in the 2016 campaign to help get him elected, and more recently, stopping the IC from raising similar alarms about the 2020 campaign. Trump’s egregious mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic–including playing down a series of early warnings from U.S. intelligence agencies when there was still time to slow the spread of the virus and prepare the health care system–makes clear that the problem is deeper and wider than Russia and election meddling. Even when the …read more

Source:: The American Interest



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