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Ex-CIA director, defense secretary Gates: US is paralyzed

Published Mon Jun 22 2020 20:34:21 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Former CIA director and defense secretary Robert Gates believes the U.S. government is paralyzed by political polarization and careerism, which has allowed China, Russia and other rivals to make inroads internationally to America’s detriment. Gates told a Florida group Monday that partisanship has that resulted in the federal government being unable to tackle major issues such as the coronavirus outbreak. He said congressional members fear taking any stand or making any compromise that could harm their re-election chances. He said President Donald Trump understands the threat China poses economically, but undercuts his position by harming the U.S.' standing with its allies. 
by By TERRY SPENCER
Ex-CIA director, defense secretary Gates: US is paralyzed
Ex-CIA director, defense secretary Gates: US is paralyzed