Episode 5

Michael Morell: Our national security “toolkit” needs better diplomacy, economic policies, and military capabilities

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In our discussion with Michael Morell, Former Deputy Director and Former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, we cover critical questions confronting the next administration:

  • What is the main national security threat facing the next President?
  • Is a nuclear deal with Iran on the table for either administration?
  • How will Biden or Trump rethink the way they use the CIA?
  • What work needs to be done to improve national security and our military capabilities?
  • How can the U.S. make compromise and forge consensus to overcome political polarization?

This discussion with Michael Morell is part of the series “Beyond the Ballot with Helima Croft.” To listen to the next virtual session live, or for more information about Helima Croft’s research report “Beyond the Ballot: Michael Morell” published on October 6, 2020, please contact your RBC representative.

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