Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Panetta: Trump's Remarks on Defense 'Irresponsible'

Former Defense Secretary and CIA Director Leon Panetta condemned presumptive Republican US presidential nominee Donald Trump’s national security positions as “dangerous” and “irresponsible.”
Echoing Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton’s lambasting of Trump in a foreign policy speech last week, Panetta, in a CNN interview Monday, blasted day-to-day inconsistencies in Trump’s foreign policy positions.
“I think [former] Secretary Clinton tried to point that out last week, that this is a dangerous approach for somebody who wants to be commander-in-chief,” said Panetta, who served alongside Clinton when she was secretary of state. “I worry that it's sending a signal to countries abroad that a candidate for the president of the United States really doesn’t know what he really wants to do when it comes to protecting our national security.”  more