Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Donald Trump revealed part of his foreign policy advisory team and outlined an unabashedly non-interventionist approach to world affairs during a wide-ranging meeting with The Washington Post’s editorial board.
Trump national security team chaired by Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) that is counseling him on foreign affairs and helping to shape his policies:
Senator Jeff Sessions: Chairs Donald Trump’s National Security Team. Sessions is the ranking Republican member on the Senate Budget Committee, a former ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and a senior member of the Armed Services Committee. He also serves on the Environment and Public Works Committee.
General Keith Kellogg, former Army Lieutenant General and has experience in national defense and homeland security issues currently, according to Costa’s and Rucker’s report, “an executive vice president at Virginia-based CACI International, a Virginia-based intelligence and information technology consulting firm with clients around the world.”
Carter Page Ph.D: A graduate of the United States Naval Academy and now the managing partner of Global Energy Capital, is a longtime energy-industry executive who rose through the ranks at Merrill Lynch around the world before founding his current firm. He previously was a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations where he focused on the Caspian Sea region and the economic development in former Soviet states, according to his company biography and documents from his appearances at panels over the past decade.
George Papadopoulos: He’s an oil and energy consultant is the director of an international energy center at the London Centre of International Law Practice.
“He previously advised the presidential campaign of Ben Carson and worked as a research fellow at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank in Washington,”
Walid Phares Ph.D.: He’s a counter-terrorism expert teaches at National Defense University and at Washington’s Daniel Morgan Academy, “and has advised members of Congress as well as appeared as a television analyst on terrorism and the Middle East.”
Joseph E. Schmitz: Served as President Ronald Reagan's top diplomat [was] inspector general at the Department of Defense previously the Inspector General at the Department of Defense during the George W. Bush administration’s early days and also worked at Blackwater Worldwide.
Trump says I have quite a few more. But that’s a group of some of the people that we are dealing with. We have many other people in different aspects of what we do. But that’s a pretty representative group.”
Posted by Barbara at 9:46 PM