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David B. Grinberg
Participant

FYI –

Washington Post Editorial Board: “Government shutdown puts U.S. security at risk”

  • “Republicans are putting U.S. embassies across the world at risk with their shutdown of the U.S. government.
  • “More broadly, they are endangering national security at a time when the United States remains under threat from al-Qaeda and affiliated groups.”
  • “It is reckless behavior in a time of war, and it is, above all, Speaker John Boehner and his allies who are at fault.”

  • “John B. Bellinger III served as a senior national security lawyer in the Bush administration from 2001 through 2009. In a post on the Lawfare blog Sunday, Mr. Bellinger warned that shutdown advocates ‘should be gravely concerned about the risks they are taking with the security of the United States’ “.

CBS News video of National Intelligence Director James Clapper at Senate Hearing yesterday discussing national security risks posed by shutdown.

Politix.Topix.com op-ed: Tea Party Gives Gift to America’s Enemies; 70% of Intelligence Community Furloughed During Shutdown

  • “The tea party “suicide caucus” is weakening U.S. national security by eviscerating our intelligence infrastructure via the government shutdown.”