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Why do Intelligence chiefs contradict Trump?

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Imran Jan |

This is a battle between “America First” and what should be called orthodox America. Listening to the Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA Director Gina Haspel, and other Intelligence officials is like watching a movie from those old times when people still hung a calendar on their walls with certain dates encircled or when FBI officials wore suits and hats and delivered full sentences without shaking their heads or shoulders.

The old guard is speaking the old language where Russia is a threat, China is a threat, and keeping the European and Asian alliances as well as the American bases there are important for maintaining the global power of imperial America. The new annual report “Worldwide Threat Assessment” released on Tuesday believes that North Korea is unlikely to give up its nuclear stockpiles.

The Intelligence community doesn’t want the framework of things to be shaken since it has worked for them for decades now.

And that Iran, at least for now, is not going to “breakout” toward making a bomb. Gina Haspel said that the government in Pyongyang “is committed to developing a long-range nuclear-armed missile that would pose a direct threat to the United States.” Now, that is the opposite of what Trump believes; that “there is no longer a........

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