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Aug 28, 2018 9 tweets 10 min read
Time for a Twitter Q&A! @nedprice is here to answer your questions. Tweet them now with the hashtag #AskNatSec. @nedprice In fact there is. We learned last week the WH blocked bipartisan legislation with strong bipartisan support that would take commonsense steps allowing state elections officials to best prepare for 2018 and 2020. Details: yahoo.com/news/white-hou… #AskNatSec
Aug 8, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
We undertook a nationwide poll to test voter attitudes toward national security, and found that dissatisfaction with Trump has given Democrats the political advantage on key national security issues.

You can read a summary of the poll here: nationalsecurityaction.org/newsroom-blog/… Tying national security issues to Trump gives Democrats new opportunities to go on offense: Trump's erraticism, the chaos he manufactures on the world stage, and the way he's muddied America's reputation in the world all resonate deeply with voters.
Jun 28, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
.@VP Pence is expected to tell Central American leaders they must do more to stem the tide of asylum seekers.

The Trump administration should review its own record, which has worsened the challenge.

wsj.com/articles/mike-… Trump’s 2019 budget proposed slashing aid to Latin American countries between 30-45%, which would increase the number of refugees fleeing north.

Perhaps anticipating that, Trump also allocated funds for a 25% increase in the number of beds at immigration detention centers.
Jun 20, 2018 6 tweets 4 min read
The Trump administration claims refugees pose unacceptable risk. They don’t understand America’s history—or our present.

But America's communities are leading and showing the way. #WorldRefugeeDay vox.com/policy-and-pol… When Trump announced his Muslim ban, @FriendsORefugees saw a 400% increase in the number of volunteer applications to help refugees resettle in America. #WorldRefugeeDay
theguardian.com/us-news/2017/m…
Jun 18, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
Trump says the world looks to America under his leadership. He’s right. #EndFamilySeparation timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/us/separ…
Jun 12, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
North Korea has been making vague commitments to denuclearize for decades. Today’s promises are even vaguer: despite historic concessions to the world's worst dictatorship, Trump got nothing new in terms of firm commitments, timelines, or concrete steps toward denuclearization. There are only two questions to ask when evaluating the #TrumpKim summit:
1. Does Kim still have nuclear weapons?
2. Does Kim still have ballistic missiles?
Until the answer to both is no, the North Korea denuclearization process isn't complete.
Jun 1, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Trump’s meeting with a high-level North Korean envoy is a reminder that his erratic approach to North Korea has alternated dangerously between threatening war and begging for negotiation, making diplomacy, the only viable option, all the more difficult. latimes.com/politics/la-na… Trump has acted like a politician in search of a political win, not a statesman acting in our national interest. He has offered the impression he’ll settle for a deal—any deal, however hollow—that allows him to claim victory.
Jun 1, 2018 4 tweets 1 min read
The administration’s punitive policy of systematically separating children from their parents at the border makes Trump's cruelty the new law of the land, compromising our security and our values in the process. #FamiliesBelongTogether newsweek.com/mass-protests-… There is nothing illegal about seeking asylum at our border. Trump’s “zero tolerance” policy reveals the crass hypocrisy of his approach to foreign policy and undermines our credibility as a country that, for decades, has upheld human rights.
May 24, 2018 5 tweets 1 min read
Trump’s cancellation of the proposed summit with North Korea is the latest in a string of reckless and erratic foreign policy decisions that have alternated between threatening war and begging for negotiation. From the start of this engagement, Trump has acted like a politician in search of a political win rather than a statesman acting in our national interest. This has been about Trump acting to help Trump, not America.
May 24, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
The @BBC report alleging Michael Cohen received an infusion of cash from Ukrainian officials is about more than run-of-the-mill corruption. It’s another suggestion Trump’s counterparts are catering to Trump's personal interests, not our national interest. bbc.com/news/world-us-… More startling than the vast sums, per the @BBC, Ukrainian officials essentially dropped their investigation into Paul Manafort almost immediately after the White House visit. Notably, revelations from Ukraine caused Manafort to resign from the Trump campaign in the first place.
May 14, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
It's worth remembering that when Trump took office on a platform of American jobs, he owned 500+ businesses in dozens of countries around the world. Let's take a look back on a few more examples of Trump putting himself, his family or other countries ahead of the American people. Within a month of Trump abandoning his pledge to upend U.S.-China relations, Beijing granted approval for 38 new Trump trademarks. Trump then backed off on calling China a currency manipulator, which he had pledged to do on his first day in office. nytimes.com/2017/03/08/bus…
May 7, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
By abandoning the Iran deal, Trump would create a self-inflicted, slow-motion crisis. Now more than ever, we need our credibility intact and our alliances strong—we can't afford further isolation, especially when the stakes involve a potentially nuclear-armed adversary. The Iran deal is working and has made the U.S.—and the world—safer by permanently barring Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Pompeo confirmed Iran remains in compliance during his confirmation hearing, and Mattis recently praised the deal’s verification and monitoring regime.
Apr 18, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
We all want diplomacy with North Korea to succeed, but the key question is whether Mike Pompeo is the person to lead that diplomacy. His meeting with Kim Jong-un raises profound questions he needs to answer. #StopPompeo Pompeo must explain why he failed to tell Senators evaluating his fitness to be the next Secretary of State about his North Korea summit. Withholding this information from Congress calls his candor—both now and in the future—into question. #StopPompeo
Apr 12, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
As CIA Director, Pompeo routinely ignored his analysts’ assessment that Iran was abiding by its commitments under the nuclear deal, and selectively declassified years-old intelligence in an effort to enhance his narrative of Iran as a rogue, dangerous regime. #StopPompeo Pompeo has spoken cavalierly about using military force to eliminate Iranian weapons, going so far as to embrace the idea of regime change in Iran. #StopPompeo
Mar 23, 2018 6 tweets 2 min read
The selection of John Bolton as National Security Advisor fits a dangerous pattern: Trump, who pledged as a candidate to curtail America’s involvement in foreign wars, is surrounding himself with hardliners eager to take us into potentially catastrophic conflicts. Bolton—who still believes the Iraq war was "worth it"—has never met a potential war he did not champion. He been a consistent supporter of military action against North Korea, most recently laying out the case in an op-ed earlier this year: wsj.com/articles/the-l…
Feb 27, 2018 8 tweets 3 min read
We’re proud to introduce National Security Action—a new organization committed to restoring principled American leadership at home and abroad.

Follow along and check us out at nationalsecurityaction.org. Here’s our mission:
1. Advancing principled American leadership on the world stage.
2. Opposing the Trump administration’s reckless policies that endanger our national security and undermine U.S. strength in the world.

Learn more: nationalsecurityaction.org/our-focus/