Obama National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes on Navigating 'The World As It Is'

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Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor to US President Barack Obama, speaks about the President's upcoming trip to Cuba during a daily press briefing at the White House February 18, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration's aggressive deportation policies are a threat to national security, according to former deputy national security adviser and Obama speechwriter Ben Rhodes. In his new memoir, "The World As It Is," Rhodes provides fresh insight into U.S. diplomacy under President Obama and revisits critical decisions like not using military force in Syria. Rhodes joins Forum to talk about his time at the White House, Trump's meeting with Kim Jong-Un and the ongoing issue of child separation at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ben Rhodes,
former deputy national security adviser and speechwriter for President Obama; author, "The World As It Is: A Memoir of the Obama White House"