November 11, 2016

Report SENT to Donors "Actors & Some Influences on Trump’s Naval Policies"

One of Trump’s first naval-defense policy advisers, the ideologue Senator Sessions, is next to Trump. Sessions, like Trump, is an outsider in terms of Washington Establishment thinking (Photo courtesy Associated Press, 7 November 2016)

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Submarine Matters International

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Peter Coates said...

Following the Report sent to Donors (see above). Business Insider has carried a useful AP article of 12-13 Nov 2016 "Trump transition packed with Washington insiders, lobbyists" by
Michael Biesecker, Jeff Horwitz and Vivian Salama, Associated Press

[Note the behind-the-scenes transition operation is being run by Ron Nicol , a FORMER NUCLEAR SUBMARINE OFFICER]

Key portions are: "An internal organizational chart for the Trump transition team lists more than 30 names, some well-known within the GOP establishment. They are tasked with helping to select and vet Trump's Cabinet, as well as map out the key policy initiatives the new administration will pursue.

…The behind-the-scenes transition operation is being run by Ron Nicol, a senior partner at The Boston Group, a management consulting firm where 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney launched his business career. A
-Nicol oversees five teams targeted at "Agency Transformation and Innovation."

…Former Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich., is taking the lead on crafting Trump's national security team. The former chairman of the House intelligence committee, Rogers serves on boards for consulting firms IronNet Cybersecurity and Next Century Corp.

…Jim Carafano is the Heritage Foundation's vice president for Foreign and Defense Policy Studies and is leading the transition at the State Department. A 25-year Army veteran, Carafano has been advising Trump on terrorism and border security. In a recent radio interview, Carafano said he told Trump that the next administration must pay more attention to transnational criminal cartels, toughen border security and fight al-Qaida globally.

Trump has tapped retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg, who is close to Trump military adviser Michael Flynn, to oversee the transition for the Defense Department. Kellogg was chief operating officer for Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq, which governed the country after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003...