Gordon Adams is a Professor of International Relations at the School of International Service, American University and a Distinguished Fellow at the Stimson Center. From 1993-97 he was the senior White House budget official for national security.
Gordon Adams is a professor of international relations at American University's School of International Service and is a distinguished fellow at the Stimson Center. From 1993 to 1997, he was the senior White House budget official for national security.
President Donald Trump and Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, bow their heads in prayer before the start of a Cabinet meeting of the White House in Washington on Aug. 18. (Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images)
US Secretary for Defense James Mattis in Brussels on February 14, 2018. (VIRGINIA MAYO/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at the State Department on April 19, in Washington, DC. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN-OCTOBER 31: USAID blankets being distributed by Mercy Corps are about to be loaded onto trucks at Chaklala airport October 31,2005 in Rawalpindi, Islamabad surrounded by relief goods waiting to be distributed. The current death toll is now believed to be over 55,000 from the South Asian earthquake that happened over 3 weeks ago. Over 3 million people are still without proper shelter and aid organizations including the U.N are warning that thousands could die in remote mountainous regions as Winter approaches. Atleast 1,400 died in Indian-Kashmir.
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WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 4: U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) meets with retired General James Mattis on January 4, 2017 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. General Mattis is President-elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Defense. (Photo by Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images)