David Patraeus Warns Against “Travel Ban”….

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General David Petraeus, USA-Ret.

Without criticizing the Trump administration – retired CENTCOM Commander and former CIA chief, General DavidIPetraeus warns “Travel Ban” could easily fan the flames of anti-US sentiment among the global community – friend & foe alike.

Russian leader Vladimir Putin “understands that, while conventional aggression may occasionally enable Russia to grab a bit of land on its periphery,” Petraeus testified, the real center of gravity is the political will of major democratic powers to defend Euro-Atlantic institutions like NATO and the EU.

Image result for Iraqi military official Gen. Talib al-KenaniA West Point graduate with over 40 years of military service – David Petraeus added this travel ban is blocking a senior Iraqi military official Gen. Talib al-Kenani, commander of Iraq’s counter-terrorism forces, from meeting in person with officers from U.S. Central Command (the command in Tampa, Florida which oversees U.S. military operations against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq and Syria).

thornberry1Similar concerns raised by John McLaughlin, a former CIA acting director now with the John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies – as well as Rep. MaciThornberry, a Texas Republican, who quoted former National Security Adviser and Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who said US hadn’t faced a more diverse and complex array of crises since the end of WWII.

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