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Intel chiefs’ break with Trump highlights the internal administration battle

Intel chiefs’ break with Trump highlights the internal administration battle

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The move by several top US intelligence chiefs to contradict US President Donald Trump on a number of foreign policy issues sheds light on an internal battle within the Trump administration, Kevin Zeese, co-coordinator of Popular Resistance, told Sputnik. Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, CIA Director Gina Haspel and FBI Director Christopher Wray appeared before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday for their annual assessment of world threats to US national security. In complete contradiction to Trump’s past remarks, officials indicated that Daesh militants are still a threat in Iraq and Syria and that the terror group still commands thousands of fighters in the region, that North Korea isn’t likely to cough up its nuclear arsenal and that Iran didn’t violate the 2015 nuclear deal, among other points. “What it shows is that we have a long term foreign policy represented by the CIA and the Pentagon, which has led to lots of disasters, never-ending wars [and]…
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