Do The Freakin Math

Liberals and conservatives alike frequently rely on limited evidence, personal experience, religious beliefs or gut emotions to determine solutions for complex problems. From immigration to global warming - taxes to terrorism - or health care to free trade - analytical study is rare. Science based policy making isn’t the way of Washington. And the consequences are catastrophic. Change is urgently needed. Just do the freakin’ math.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

2nd greatest threat to US national security? US political dysfunction. Who says? US gov experts.



The Second greatest threat to US national Security?  Our government’s “political dysfunction” according to our own government’s national security experts.

Yes. You read that correctly.  According to the top “national security professionals across the” [US] government” “political dysfunction” is the “SECOND” greatest security threat to our nation.  Senator Angus King (I-ME) said “they ranked it a higher threat to national security than a nuclear armed Iran, Vladimir Putin, China’s military buildup or North Korea”  

WHEN:  September 24, 2015, Intelligence and Cybersecurity Issues: When National Security Agency (NSA) Director Michael Rogers testified on the challenges his agency faces, including retention of key personnel…

At 57+ minutes into the hearing on C-span --

http://www.c-span.org/video/?328309-1/hearing-cybersecurity

Senator Angus King questioning National Security Agency (NSA) Director (Admiral) Michael Rogers stated “There a survey I commend to your attention and I’ll submit for the record done late last year of national security professionals across the government and one of the fascinating results is that US political dysfunction, they ranked as a higher threat to national security than a nuclear armed Iran, Vladamir Putin, China’s military buildup or North Korea.  The only thing above political dysfunction was Islamic Extremism. So that is a shocking… Let me move on…Political dysfunction being a national security threat, you know Pogo.  “We have met the enemy and he is us.” 

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