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Trump Announces Key National Security Appointments

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Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) speaks at the National Rifle Association's NRA-ILA Leadership Forum during the NRA Convention at the Kentucky Exposition Center on May 20, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

On Friday, President-elect Donald Trump announced three of his appointments to lead his national security team. With his picks for attorney general, CIA director and national security advisor, Trump rewarded GOP loyalists who share his hardline views on issues like immigration. Forum discusses Trump’s appointments and what they portend for national security policy in his coming administration.


Ron Elving, senior editor and correspondent on the Washington Desk, NPR

Shirin Sinnar, associate professor, Stanford Law School

Mark Hemingway, senior writer, The Weekly Standard

Jonathan Cait, columnist, New York Magazine


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