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Kelly Magsamen

Kelly Magsamen is vice president for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress. She served as special assistant to the president and senior director for strategic planning at the National Security Council under President Barack Obama as well as NSC director for Iran under both Presidents George W. Bush and Obama.

How the Pentagon Should Get into the Coronavirus Fight at Home

Beds, vaccines, money – after protecting troops abroad, Esper should turn DOD's focus to protecting Americans right here.


Secretary Mattis, Defend This or Resign

If Defense Secretary Mattis believes the migrant caravan is not a threat requiring 5,000 active troops deploying to the border, he should say so and quit.


What Trump's Reshuffling of the National Security Council Means

A former Bush and Obama NSC staffer says changes to the Council's top committee suggest Trump may exclude it from his decision-making entirely.