Part of the problem is an administration with “too many press secretaries and not enough communications strategists.”
David Rothkopf is CEO of The Rothkopf Group, a media company that produces podcasts including Deep State Radio, hosted by Rothkopf. TRG also produces custom podcasts for clients including the United Arab Emirates. He is also the author of many books including Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power, Superclass, Power, Inc., National Insecurity, Great Questions of Tomorrow, and Traitor: A History of Betraying America from Benedict Arnold to Donald Trump.
The process of filling critical positions has been deteriorating, and consequently putting the country at risk, for decades—and it’s getting worse.
It’s hard to remember now, but the attack came at a time when a new information ecosystem fueled by emotion and innuendo was just emerging. Now, it’s everywhere.
This was a massive, coordinated undertaking that began well before the Taliban’s takeover of the country and its capital.
Bush and then Obama and then Trump could see we were faltering but none before him had the courage to end this era of cascading failures of policy, judgment and character.
We cannot and must not let the attackers achieve their utmost goal and capture the narrative of our exit nor can we allow them to remake our plans.
Something you don’t hear much about on Fox News is how law enforcement here views the domestic violent extremists who have supported and been encouraged by Trump.
Biden and his team have clearer memories of the long litany of egregious and crippling missteps America’s leaders made during the first years of this century than do their critics.
Biden stood up and did the right thing but that means we’ll need to work with the international community and count on countries that will have leverage with the new government.