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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by surfgun View Post
    Seriously, I watch regular old network evening news
    The Daily Mail...oh man, bless your heart.

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  • surfgun
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    The FBI has verified possession of the Biden laptop and confirms it is not connected to any misinformation campaign.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...s-laptops.html

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  • TopHatter
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    Originally posted by Albany Rifles View Post

    How much money did he ask for at the end of the prophecy?
    How ever much Robertson gets, I doubt that Trump will see one dime of it

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  • Albany Rifles
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    Originally posted by tbm3fan View Post

    Spare me from the ficken' dumb sh!ts of this world.
    How much money did he ask for at the end of the prophecy?

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  • tbm3fan
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    The poor guy is running out of money. Read the story of the rich and famous utilizing campaign funds.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s sprawling political operation has raised well over $1 billion since he took the White House in 2017 — and set a lot of it on fire.

    Trump bought a $10 million Super Bowl ad when he didn’t yet have a challenger. He tapped his political organization to cover exorbitant legal fees related to his impeachment. Aides made flashy displays of their newfound wealth — including a fleet of luxury vehicles purchased by Brad Parscale, his former campaign manager.

    Meanwhile, a web of limited liability companies hid more than $310 million in spending from disclosure, records show.

    Now, just two weeks out from the election, some campaign aides privately acknowledge they are facing difficult spending decisions at a time when Democratic nominee Joe Biden has flooded the airwaves with advertising. That has put Trump in the position of needing to do more of his signature rallies as a substitute during the coronavirus pandemic while relying on an unproven theory that he can turn out supporters who are infrequent voters at historic levels.

    “They spent their money on unnecessary overhead, lifestyles-of-the-rich-and-famous activity by the campaign staff and vanity ads way too early,” said Mike Murphy, a veteran Republican consultant who advised John McCain and Jeb Bush and is an outspoken Trump critic. “You could literally have 10 monkeys with flamethrowers go after the money, and they wouldn’t have burned through it as stupidly.”

    For Trump, it’s a familiar, if not welcome, position. In 2016, he was vastly outraised by Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton but still pulled off a come-from-behind win. This time around, though, he was betting on a massive cash advantage to negatively define Biden and to defend his own record.

    Trump campaign manager Bill Stepien insisted money was no issue. “We have more than sufficient air cover, almost three times as much as 2016,” he told reporters Monday.

    Biden, Stepien added, was “putting it all on TV,” as he eschewed most door-knocking because of the pandemic, while Trump has roughly 2,000 field staffers across the country knocking on doors and making calls for his campaign.

    “Where we have states that are sort of tipping, could go either way,” Trump told campaign staffers Monday, “I have an ability to go to those states and rally. Biden has no ability. I go to a rally, we have 25,000 people. He goes to a rally, and he has four people.”


    The campaign and the Republican National Committee will offer a glimpse of their financial situation Tuesday when they file mandatory monthly campaign finance reports.

    Advertising spending figures, however, offer a bleak picture.

    While a half-dozen pro-Trump outside groups are coming to the president’s aid, Biden and his Democratic allies are on pace to dump $142 million into ads in the closing days of the campaign, outspending Republicans by more than 2-to-1, according to data from the ad tracking firm CMAG/Kantar.

    On Monday, the firm Medium Buying reported Trump was canceling ad buys in Wisconsin; Minnesota, which Trump had hoped to flip; and Ohio, which went for Trump in 2016 but now appears to be a tight contest.

    It’s a reversal from May, when Biden’s campaign was strapped for cash and Parscale ominously compared the Trump campaign to a “Death Star” that was about to “start pressing FIRE for the first time.”

    The ad campaign they unrolled over the next three months cost over $176 million but did little to dent Biden’s lead in public opinion polling.

    Trump is now in a position that’s virtually unthinkable for an incumbent president, said Travis Ridout, co-director of the Wesleyan Media Project, which tracks advertising spending.

    “Advertising obviously isn’t everything. But we do think ads matter for a couple percentage points in a presidential race. And it’s just not a good sign for the Trump campaign,” Ridout said.

    A review of expenditures by Trump’s campaign, as well as the Republican National Committee, lays bare some of the profligate spending.

    Since 2017, more than $39 million has been paid to firms controlled by Parscale, who was ousted as campaign manager over the summer. An additional $273.2 million was paid to American Made Media Consultants, a Delaware limited liability company, whose owners are not publicly disclosed.

    Campaigns typically reveal in mandatory disclosures who their primary vendors are. But by routing money to Parscale’s firms, as well as American Made Media Consultants, Trump satisfied the basic disclosure requirements without detailing the ultimate recipients.


    Other questionable expenditures by Trump and the RNC that are included in campaign finance disclosures:

    — Nearly $100,000 spent on copies of Donald Trump Jr.’s book “Triggered,” which helped propel it to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list.

    — Over $7.4 million spent at Trump-branded properties since 2017.

    — At least $35.2 million spent on Trump merchandise.

    — $38.7 million in legal and “compliance” fees. In addition to tapping the RNC and his campaign to pay legal costs during his impeachment proceedings, Trump has also relied on his political operation to cover legal costs for some aides.

    — At least $14.1 million spent on the Republican National Convention. The event was supposed to have been held in Charlotte, North Carolina, but Trump relocated it to Jacksonville, Florida, after a dispute with North Carolina’s Democratic governor over coronavirus safety measures. The Florida event was ultimately cancelled, as well, with a mostly online convention taking its place.

    — $912,000 spent on ads that ran on the personal Facebook pages of Parscale and Trump spokesperson Katrina Pierson.

    — A $250,000 ad run during Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, which came after Trump was booed by spectators when he attended Game 5.

    — At least $218,000 for Trump surrogates to travel aboard private jets provided by campaign donors.

    — $1.6 million on TV ads in the Washington, D.C., media market, an overwhelmingly Democratic area where Trump has little chance of winning but where he is a regular TV watcher.


    Instead of giving more to Trump, some supporters are exploring their options.

    Republican megadonor Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, recently donated $75 million to Preserve America, a new pro-Trump super political action committee that is not controlled by Trump World political operatives.

    One of the reasons the group was founded in August is because there is deep distrust among some GOP donors that the existing pro-Trump organizations would spend the money wisely, according to a Republican strategist with direct knowledge of the matter. The strategist spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive discussions with donors.

    Dan Eberhart, who has given over $190,000 to Trump’s election efforts, said many Republican donors are now focused on keeping control of the Senate in GOP hands — not Trump’s chances of winning.

    “The Senate majority is the most important objective right now,” he said. “It’s the bulwark against so much bad policy that the Democrats want to do if they sweep the elections.”
    https://apnews.com/article/election-...a44fedcbf5b128
    Last edited by tbm3fan; 20 Oct 20,, 20:39.

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  • TopHatter
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    Trump's health care plan is always two weeks away. Now the election is too.

    For much of his first term, President Trump has claimed that significant proposals would be coming “soon” or “in a few weeks” or, often, “two weeks” — notably health care. He has been saying a cheaper health plan that would provide better coverage for all Americans than the Affordable Care Act has been just around the corner since the early days of his campaign in 2015. With two weeks until Election Day — and millions of votes already cast — the clock is ticking for Republicans as Democrats reprise their successful midterm strategy of warning that the administration and the GOP want to end mandated coverage for preexisting medical conditions.

    In fact, it does, although it is trying to convince voters otherwise. Since the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was signed into law in 2010, Republicans — including Trump — have campaigned on repealing it and replacing it with something “better.” After taking office in 2017, Trump failed to deliver despite the fact that Republicans had control of both chambers of Congress. Republican-governed states turned to the courts, bringing a lawsuit that would have the effect of overturning the ACA, which the Trump administration has joined. The case is set to be heard by the Supreme Court next month, and if Republicans succeed in seating Judge Amy Coney Barrett, she could cast the deciding vote.

    Without protections for preexisting conditions provided by Obamacare, the Kaiser Family Foundation estimated in 2016 that up to 52 million people could be denied coverage. Millions more would lose insurance if the ACA’s Medicaid expansion were thrown out. A full repeal with no immediate replacement plan could also hurt the fight against opioid addiction and HIV, and would come during the coronavirus pandemic, which has killed more than 220,000 Americans and left many others with lingering health issues.

    Last month, Trump rolled out a plan that he said would protect preexisting conditions, but it was a slogan, not proposed legislation. White House officials said that his “protections” for preexisting conditions would not actually be law should the ACA be repealed, but were a “defined statement of U.S. policy.” If the ACA is overturned by the Supreme Court, a “defined statement of policy” does not provide a legal mechanism to prevent insurance companies from refusing coverage to those with preexisting conditions, or charging so much for it as to make it unaffordable in practice.

    During the September rollout, the White House also announced that Trump would be giving Congress a Jan. 1 deadline to pass legislation on surprise medical billing and encouraging more health care choice. In recent rallies, Trump has touted the importance of price transparency in lowering health care costs, but there are limits to the effectiveness of being able to “shop around” for health care if you live in a rural area where there’s only one hospital or are unconscious in the back of an ambulance, being transported for emergency care.

    Republican attacks on the ACA have only made the law more popular, with a Fox News poll in June finding 56 percent support (up 4 percent from the prior year); a September Morning Consult poll pegging it at 62 percent; and tracking from the Kaiser Family Foundation finding 55 percent in favor. A New York Times/Siena College poll released Tuesday showed not only majority support (55 percent) for the ACA but also 67 percent backing for the plan supported by Democratic nominee Joe Biden, supplementing Obamacare with a “public option” of a government-run health care plan.

    A majority of Americans opposed Republican plans to repeal the ACA in 2017, as studies found that the party’s alternatives would cause millions to lose their health insurance, along with AARP estimating it would raise health care costs for older Americans by thousands of dollars. Congressional Republicans and the Trump administration have yet to propose an alternative palatable to the American public, while Democrats have been debating expansion of coverage including a public option and the single-payer Medicare for All plan advanced by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.

    “Now, I have to tell you, it’s an unbelievably complex subject,” Trump said in February 2017. “Nobody knew health care could be so complicated.”

    Health care was a top issue for Democrats in 2018 when they retook the House in the midterm elections, with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy blaming GOP losses on the party’s attempts to overturn the law. Attorney General William Barr was reportedly among those who urged Trump not to push for a full repeal. Democratic candidates were eager to engage on the topic.

    In South Carolina this year, Democrat Jaime Harrison has made a tight race of his campaign against Sen. Lindsey Graham in part by focusing on a 2017 ACA replacement co-authored by Graham that Harrison claims would have ended health coverage for millions. In North Carolina, Republicans are trying to turn the focus to the extramarital affair of Democrat Cal Cunningham, but the challenger is maintaining his focus on health care as he attempts to unseat Republican Sen. Thom Tillis. In Iowa, Sen. Joni Ernst is being hammered by Democrat Theresa Greenfield for her repeated votes to repeal the ACA, dating back to the 2014 campaign, during which Ernst released an ad that showed her firing a handgun while the narrator said, “Once she sets her sights on Obamacare, Joni’s gonna unload.”

    Earlier this month, Ernst was one of five vulnerable Republicans — the others were Sens. Martha McSally of Arizona, Susan Collins of Maine, Cory Gardner of Colorado and Dan Sullivan of Alaska — to vote for a symbolic bill against the lawsuit to end the ACA. Ernst is also, however, set to vote to confirm Barrett, whose confirmation hearings last week were used by Democrats as a platform to discuss health care.

    “This Supreme Court nominee has signaled in the judicial equivalent of all caps that she believes the Affordable Care Act must go and that the precedent protecting the ACA doesn’t matter,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I. “The big secretive influences behind this unseemly rush see this nominee as a judicial torpedo they are firing at the ACA.”

    “President Trump has promised over and over and over again that he would repeal the Affordable Care Act,” said Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del. “He ran on that promise, but despite his very best efforts, he failed. My Republican colleagues here and in the House have voted over and over and over to repeal the Affordable Care Act since it was passed a decade ago, but thankfully for the people of our nation and my state, they too have been unsuccessful. And yet today, to make good on that promise to achieve what they could not accomplish through the democratic processes, they’re looking to the courts — in fact, to the court. They’re looking to this nominee.”

    Signaling Republicans’ desire not to be associated with ACA repeal, and implicitly acknowledging that it would be unpopular, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, dismissed the idea that Barrett would vote to overturn the law because she is a mother. (The four justices who voted to repeal the ACA in 2012 were fathers.) During her hearing, Barrett claimed she wasn’t familiar with Trump’s repeated claims that he would only nominate judges who would repeal the ACA, and, as nominees almost always do, declined to say how she would vote on a future case.

    But those who are dependent on the protections in the ACA may have found it less than reassuring that she also declined to say whether Medicare — the government plan that provides health insurance for older Americans and has been in place for more than 50 years — was constitutional.

    _____


    Promises made, gullible idiots duped, promises broken.

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  • tbm3fan
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    Originally posted by TopHatter View Post
    Pat Robertson Prophesies That Trump Will Win Reelection, Then the End Times Will Begin

    Televangelist Pat Robertson reported on “The 700 Club” today that he had been told by God that President Donald Trump will be reelected … and his reelection will bring about start of the End Times.

    Robertson said that “without question, Trump is going to win the election,” but it will result in widespread civil unrest, during which there will be at least two attempts to assassinate the president.

    While America is engulfed in chaos, Robertson predicted that Islamic nations will use it as an opportunity to attack Israel but will be wiped out by God, leading to “a remarkable time of peace.”

    Following several years of peace and global revival, the world will then experience the End Times’ “great tribulation” when an asteroid strikes the Earth.
    ___________

    As if we don't have enough to worry about already....
    Spare me from the ficken' dumb sh!ts of this world.

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  • TopHatter
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    Pat Robertson Prophesies That Trump Will Win Reelection, Then the End Times Will Begin

    Televangelist Pat Robertson reported on “The 700 Club” today that he had been told by God that President Donald Trump will be reelected … and his reelection will bring about start of the End Times.

    Robertson said that “without question, Trump is going to win the election,” but it will result in widespread civil unrest, during which there will be at least two attempts to assassinate the president.

    While America is engulfed in chaos, Robertson predicted that Islamic nations will use it as an opportunity to attack Israel but will be wiped out by God, leading to “a remarkable time of peace.”

    Following several years of peace and global revival, the world will then experience the End Times’ “great tribulation” when an asteroid strikes the Earth.
    ___________

    As if we don't have enough to worry about already....

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  • JRT
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    Now at 780, and maybe still climbing...


    NATIONAL SECURITY LEADERS FOR BIDEN

    We are 780 retired Generals, Admirals, Senior Noncommissioned Officers, Ambassadors and Senior Civilian National Security Officials supporting Joe Biden for President.

    Leadership of National Security Leaders for Biden:​
    Admiral Steve Abbot, USN (Ret)
    Major General Donna Feigley Barbisch, USA (Ret)
    Steven Brock, former Director, National Security Council
    Major General Peter S. Cooke, USA (Ret)
    Richard Danzig, former Secretary of the Navy
    Carlos Del Toro, former Senior Military Assistant, Department of Defense
    Brigadier General John W. Douglass, USAF (Ret), former Assistant Secretary of the Navy
    Michèle Flournoy, former Under Secretary of Defense
    Lieutenant General Walt Gaskin, USMC (Ret)
    Senior Military Spouse Advisors:
    Marjorie Abbot
    Sheila L. Casey
    Gert Clark
    Fran DeNinno-Zukunft
    Mary Jo Myers
    Suzie Schwartz
    Members of National Security Leaders for Biden:
    Ambassador Gina K. Abercrombie-Winstanley (Ret)
    Ambassador Charles C. Adams, Jr.
    Gordon M. Adams, Ph.D., former Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget
    Brigadier General Clara L. Adams-Ender, USA (Ret)
    Terry Adirim, MD, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Major General James A. Adkins, USA (Ret)
    Karen Aguilar, Senior Foreign Service Officer (Ret), Department of State
    Major General Jerald N. Albrecht, USA (Ret)
    Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State
    Penrose "Parney" C. Albright, Ph.D., former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
    Clifford L. Alexander, former Secretary of the Army
    Rear Admiral Tim Alexander, USN (Ret)
    Eric R. Allison, former Deputy Assistant Director of the CIA
    Michael Amato, former Professional Staff Member, House Armed Services Committee
    James D. Anders, former Deputy Chief, CIA
    Brigadier General Steven M. Anderson, USA (Ret)
    Wendy R. Anderson, former Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of Defense
    Command Sergeant Major Victor S. Angry, USA (Ret)
    Sandy Apgar, former Assistant Secretary of the Army
    Ambassador Mari Carmen Aponte (Ret), former Acting Assistant Secretary of State
    Brigadier General Ricardo Aponte, USAF (Ret)
    Brigadier General Jack A. Apperson, USA (Ret)
    Richard L. Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State
    Major General Wallace Arnold, USA (Ret)
    Vice Admiral Donald Arthur, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Alexander Arvizu (Ret)
    Ambassador Mark L. Asquino (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Tom Atkin, USCG (Ret)
    Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley
    Rear Admiral Edward L. Baker, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Michael Baker, USN (Ret)
    Sergeant Major Sean A. Baker, USA (Ret)
    Luke Ballman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury
    Brigadier General Roosevelt Barfield, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Jamie Barnett, USN (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Danelle Barrett, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Leslie A. Bassett (Ret)
    Ambassador Michael A. Battle, Sr.
    Rear Admiral William Baumgartner, USCG (Ret)
    Janet W. Bean, former Executive Director, U.S. Army
    Major General William G. Beard, USA (Ret)
    Carolyn H. Becraft, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy
    Rear Admiral Charles J. Beers, USN (Ret)
    R. Rand Beers, former Acting Secretary of Homeland Security
    Ambassador Colleen Bell
    Virginia L. Bennett, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Catherine Bertini, former United Nations Under Secretary General
    Ambassador Bruce G. Berton (Ret)
    Representative Donald S. Beyer, Jr. (VA-08), former Ambassador
    Jeffrey P. Bialos, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
    Hans Binnendijk, Ph.D., former Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council
    Ambassador Peggy Blackford (Ret)
    Ambassador Robert D. Blackwill (Ret), former Deputy National Security Advisor
    Ambassador Robert Blake (Ret)
    Charles A. Blanchard, former General Counsel of the Air Force
    Ambassador James Blanchard, former Governor of Michigan
    Lieutenant General Ronald R. Blanck, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador John Blaney
    Ambassador Jeffrey L. Bleich
    Josh Blumenfeld, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Ambassador Avis T. Bohlen (Ret), former Assistant Secretary of State
    Major General Charles "Charlie" F. Bolden Jr., USMC (Ret), former Administrator of NASA
    Major General Edward L. Bolton, Jr., USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Michele Thoren Bond (Ret)
    Ambassador Amy L. Bondurant
    Jason Bordoff, former Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council
    Vice Admiral William "Bill" Bowes, USN (Ret)
    General Chuck Boyd, USAF (Ret)
    Paul L. Boyd, Counselor (Ret), Department of State
    Lieutenant General John A. Bradley, USAF (Ret)
    Brigadier General David M. Brahms, USMC (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Marvin D. Brailsford, USA (Ret)
    Patty Brandmaier, former Senior Executive Officer, CIA
    Ambassador Aurelia E. Brazeal (Ret)
    Joel F. Brenner, former Inspector General of the NSA
    Ambassador James "Wally" Brewster, Jr.
    Major General John W. Brooks, USAF (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Claire Broome, USPHS (Ret)
    Command Sergeant Major Dwight J. Brown, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Sue K. Brown (Ret)
    Mark Brunner, former Senior Advisor to U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
    Ambassador George Bruno (Ret)
    Joseph M. Bryan, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
    Ambassador Mark Brzezinski
    Theresa T. Buchanan, former Member, Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel
    Kara L. Bue, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Brigadier General Edward G. Burley, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Nicholas Burns (Ret), former Under Secretary of State
    Ambassador William J. Burns (Ret), former Deputy Secretary of State
    Sergeant Major William Burton, USMC (Ret)
    Ambassador Dwight L. Bush
    Ambassador Prudence Bushnell (Ret)
    Rear Admiral John Butler, USN (Ret)
    Master Gunnery Sergeant Thomas L. Butts, USMC (Ret)
    Louis E. Caldera, former Secretary of the Army
    Dan Caldwell, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, Pepperdine University
    Gabe Camarillo, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
    Carlos C. Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce
    Lieutenant General Donald M. Campbell, Jr., USA (Ret)
    John R. Campbell, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Brigadier General Kristine K. Campbell, Ph.D., USA (Ret)
    Kurt M. Campbell, former Assistant Secretary of State
    Brigadier General George J. Cannelos, USAF (Ret)
    Mario Caraballo, former Deputy Associate Administrator, EPA
    Sergeant Major Rosemarie Caraballo, USA (Ret)
    Vice Admiral James C. Card, USCG (Ret)
    Ambassador David L. Carden
    Robert Cardillo, former Director of the NGA
    Brigadier General David Carey, USA (Ret)
    Robert J. Carey, former Principal Deputy Chief Information Officer, Department of Defense
    James R. Carr, former Dean, EPA Institute
    Mike Carr, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Energy
    Patrick Carrick, Ph.D., former Agency Director, Department of Homeland Security
    Ashton B. Carter, former Secretary of Defense
    Phillip E. Carter, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Steven A. Cash, former CIA Officer and Senate Staff
    Lieutenant General John Castellaw, USMC (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Kenneth G. Castro, USPHS (Ret)
    Major General William D. Catto, USMC (Ret)
    Ambassador Judith B. Cefkin (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Bill Center, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Peter R. Chaveas (Ret)
    Rebecca Bill Chavez, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Antonia Chayes, former Under Secretary of the Air Force
    Brigadier General Stephen A. Cheney, USMC (Ret)
    Brigadier General Doug Cherry, USA (Ret)
    General Peter W. Chiarelli, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Mark B. Childress
    Admiral Hank Chiles, USN (Ret), former Commander U.S. Strategic Command
    Lieutenant General Daniel W. Christman, USA (Ret)
    Lieutenant General James Clapper, USAF (Ret), former Director of National Intelligence
    General Wesley Clark, USA (Ret), former Commander U.S. European Command
    Richard Clarke, former Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council
    Brigadier General Julia Jeter Cleckley, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral William W. Cobb, Jr., USN (Ret)
    David S. Cohen, former Deputy Director of the CIA
    Rear Admiral Mitchell L. Cohen, MD, USPHS (Ret)
    William Cohen, former Secretary of Defense
    Harry Coker, Jr., former Executive Director of the NSA
    Brent Colburn, former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
    Rear Admiral Christopher W. Cole, USN (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Ronald S. Coleman, USMC (Ret)
    Joseph J. Collins, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Erin C. Conaton, former Under Secretary of Defense
    John Conger, former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Elinor G. Constable (Ret)
    Ambassador Frances D. Cook (Ret)
    Ambassador Frederick B. Cook (Ret)
    Major General J. Gary Cooper, USMC (Ret)
    Rear Admiral José F. Cordero, USPHS (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Mary Pat Couig, Ph.D., MPH, RN, USPHS (Ret)
    Thomas M. Countryman, former Assistant Secretary of State
    Ambassador Cindy L. Courville, Ph.D. (Ret)
    Madelyn R. Creedon, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Daniel T. Crocker, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce
    Ambassador James B. Cunningham (Ret)
    Senior Chief Intelligence Specialist Marilee Cunningham, USN (Ret)
    Major General Lewis Curtis, USAF (Ret)
    Gregory Dahlberg, former Under Secretary of the Army
    William B. Daitch, former Assistant Director, Department of Homeland Security
    John H. Dalton, former Secretary of the Navy
    Major General Stephen L. Danner, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral John P. Davis, USN (Ret)
    Sergeant Major Kim Davis, USMC (Ret)
    Robert V. Davis, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Ruth A. Davis (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Michael Davison, Jr., USA (Ret)
    Daniel Dawson, former Senior Executive, Defense Intelligence Agency
    Rear Admiral Scott D. Deitchman, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    David G. Delaney, former Acting Associate General Counsel of Homeland Security
    Ambassador Jeffrey DeLaurentis (Ret)
    Ambassador Greg Delawie (Ret)
    Rudy DeLeon, former Deputy Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Christopher Dell (Ret)
    Joan Dempsey, former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence
    Major General Susan Y. Desjardins, USAF (Ret)
    Chief Master Sergeant R. Dale Deskins, USAF (Ret)
    Brian R. Detter, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
    Major General Richard T. Devereaux, USAF (Ret)
    Carol DiBattiste, former Under Secretary of the Air Force
    Ambassador John Dinger (Ret)
    Ambassador Larry Dinger (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Kelvin N. Dixon, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Kathleen Doherty (Ret)
    Michael B. Donley, former Secretary of the Air Force
    Ambassador Joseph R. Donovan, Jr. (Ret)
    Brigadier General Barbara Doornink, USA (Ret)
    Greg Douquet, National Security Leader
    Martha E. Duncan, former Chief DIA Defense Human Intelligence Enterprise
    Vice Admiral Joseph Dyer, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador William C. Eacho
    Major General Paul Eaton, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador William A. Eaton (Ret)
    R.P. Eddy, former Director, National Security Council
    Eric Edelman, former Under Secretary of Defense
    Major General Mari K. Eder, USA (Ret)
    Brigadier General Thomas N. Edmonds, USAF (Ret)
    Master Chief Personnel Specialist Bridget F. Edwards, USN (Ret)
    Chief Master Sergeant Kelly J. Egan, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Susan M. Elliott (Ret)
    Ambassador John B. Emerson
    Ambassador Gregory W. Engle (Ret)
    Major General William L. Enyart, USA (Ret), former U.S. Congressman (IL-12)
    Joseph A. Esposito, former Deputy Under Secretary of Education
    Alan Estevez, former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
    Sergeant Major John L. Estrada, USMC (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Stephen C. Evans, USN (Ret)
    Elisa Ewers, former Director, National Security Council
    Major General John Ewers, USMC (Ret)
    Vice Admiral Ron Eytchison, USN (Ret)
    Roland Fabia, former Chief of Corporate Engagement, Defense Intelligence Agency
    Tony Fainberg, former Division Chief, Department of Defense
    Rear Admiral Henry Falk, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    Richard A. Falkenrath, former Deputy Homeland Security Advisor
    Evelyn N. Farkas, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Sarah S. Farnsworth, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Major General Barbara Faulkenberry, USAF (Ret)
    Brigadier General Robert J. Felderman, USA (Ret)
    Daniel Feldman, former Special Rep for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Department of State
    Ambassador Judith R. Fergin (Ret)
    Ilsa Ferro, former Chief, Defense Intelligence Agency
    Sergeant Major Ronald E. Fetherson, USMC (Ret)
    Brigadier General Evelyn "Pat" Foote, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Robert S. Ford (Ret)
    Jason W. Forrester, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Major General Eugene Fox, USA (Ret)
    John G. Fox, Senior Foreign Service Officer (Ret), Department of State
    Brigadier General Martin E.B. France, USAF (Ret)
    Paul Frandano, former Senior Executive, CIA
    Vice Admiral Michael T. Franken, USN (Ret)
    Major General George J. Franz, USA (Ret)
    Command Chief Master Sergeant Shelina E. Frey, USAF (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Michael S. Frick, USN (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Robert Ellis Frick, USN (Ret)
    Alison Kiehl Friedman, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Anita Friedt, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Command Chief Master Sergeant Dennis Fritz, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Laurie S. Fulton
    Ambassador Julie Furuta-Toy (Ret)
    Ambassador Edward M. Gabriel
    Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith
    Rear Admiral James M. Galloway, MD, USPHS (Ret)
    Lenora Peters Gant, Ph.D., former Senior Executive, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    Juan M Garcia, former Assistant Secretary of the Navy
    Lieutenant General Robert G. Gard, USA (Ret)
    Master Gunnery Sergeant Joseph H. Geeter III, USMC (Ret)
    Joshua A. Geltzer, Ph.D., former Senior Director, National Security Council
    Brigadier General Jonathan George, USAF (Ret)
    Glenn S. Gerstell, former General Counsel of the NSA
    Ambassador Gordon D. Giffin
    Daniel B. Ginsberg, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
    Brigadier General Robert A. Glacel, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Fred Stephen Glass, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Christopher E. Goldthwait (Ret)
    David Goldwyn, former Assistant Secretary of State
    Sherri W. Goodman, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
    Robert Gordon, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
    Rose Gottemoeller, former Under Secretary of State
    W. Scott Gould, former Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    Ambassador Gary A. Grappo (Ret)
    Ambassador Gordon Gray (Ret)
    Vice Admiral Kevin Patrick Green, USN (Ret)
    Chief Master Sergeant Billy Gregory, Jr., USAF (Ret)
    Robert Griffin, Ph.D., former Acting Under Secretary of Homeland Security
    Vice Admiral Bruce Grooms, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador David A. Gross
    Vice Admiral Lee Gunn, USN (Ret)
    Will A. Gunn, former General Counsel, Department of Veterans Affairs
    Rear Admiral Donald Guter, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Lino Gutiérrez (Ret)
    Ambassador Howard Gutman
    Ambassador Nina Hachigian
    Major General Richard S. Haddad, USAF (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Marlene E. Haffner, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    Chuck Hagel, former Secretary of Defense
    Avril Haines, former Deputy Director of the CIA
    Robert Hale, former Under Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Anne Hall (Ret)
    Katherine Hall, former Office Director, CIA
    Major General Irv Halter, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Pamela K. Hamamoto
    Rear Admiral Janice M. Hamby, USN (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Michael Hamel, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador S. Fitzgerald Haney
    Mary B. Hannagan, former Staffing Director, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
    Ken Harbaugh, National Security Leader
    Rear Admiral Bryan Hardin, USPHS (Ret)
    Major General Robert A. Harding, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Jeffrey A. Harley, USN (Ret)
    Anne M. Harrington, former Deputy Administrator, Department of Energy
    Ambassador Anthony Harrington
    Command Master Chief Petty Officer Octavia Harris, USN (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Sinclair Harris, USN (Ret)
    Major General Jerry C. Harrison, USA (Ret)
    United States Senator Gary Hart (Ret)
    Josh Hartman, former Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of Defense
    Tom N. Harvey, former Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council
    Margaret D. Hawthorne, former Chief of Mission, Department of State
    General Michael Hayden, USAF (Ret), former Director of the CIA
    Major General Ralph L. Haynes, MD, MBA, USA (Ret)
    General Richard D. Hearney, USMC (Ret)
    Major General Ace Hearon, USAF (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Clare Helminiak, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    Brigadier General Frederick Henry, USA (Ret)
    Eric Herbst, former Senior Executive, NGA
    Lieutenant General Mark Hertling, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Bruce Alan Heyman
    Ambassador Douglas T. Hickey
    Rear Admiral Alan R. Hinman, USPHS (Ret)
    Eric L. Hirschhorn, former Under Secretary of Commerce
    John R. Hoag, former Principal Director for Policy, U.S. Mission to NATO
    Ambassador Karl Hofmann (Ret)
    Christopher Hoh, former Senior Advisor, Department of State
    Laura S. H. Holgate, former Special Assistant to the President, National Security Council
    Victoria K. Holt, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Ambassador Richard N. Holwill (Ret)
    Richard D. Hooker, Jr., former Senior Director, National Security Council
    Lieutenant General Reynold N. Hoover, USA (Ret)
    Lieutenant General John D. Hopper, Jr., USAF (Ret)
    Sally K. Horn, former Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    Master Gunnery Sergeant William Hosea, USMC (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Mike Hough, USMC (Ret)
    Sharon Houy, former Chief of Staff, Defense Intelligence Agency
    Vice Admiral P. Gardner Howe, III, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Vicki J. Huddleston (Ret), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Ambassador David Huebner
    Rear Admiral James M. Hughes, USPHS (Ret)
    Andrew Hunter, former Senior Executive, Department of Defense
    James G. Huse, Jr., former Inspector General of the SSA
    Rear Admiral John D. Hutson, JAGC USN (Ret)
    Steven Huybrechts, Ph.D., former Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Paul Ignatius, former Secretary of the Navy
    Ambassador Karl F. Inderfurth (Ret), former Assistant Secretary of State
    Chris Inglis, former Deputy Director of the NSA
    Admiral Bobby Inman, USN (Ret), former Deputy Director of the CIA
    Brigadier General David R. Irvine, USA (Ret)
    Justin Jackson, former Associate Deputy Director of the CIA
    Major General Jeffrey A. Jacobs, USA (Ret)
    Mark R. Jacobson, former Deputy NATO Civilian Representative, Department of Defense
    Ambassador Roberta S. Jacobson (Ret)
    Ambassador Tracey Ann Jacobson (Ret)
    Terry Jaggers, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
    Deborah Lee James, former Secretary of the Air Force
    Lieutenant General Arlen D. Jameson, USAF (Ret)
    Major General Randy Jayne, USAF (Ret)
    Ray Jefferson, former Assistant Secretary, Department of Labor
    Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins, Ph.D.
    Senior Chief Petty Officer Jardea Jenkins, USN (Ret)
    Brigadier General John Johns, USA (Ret)
    Brigadier General Axel Alfred Johnson III, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador David T. Johnson (Ret)
    Brigadier General J. D. Johnson, USA (Ret)
    Command Chief Master Sergeant Jack Johnson, Jr., USAF (Ret)
    Major General James Johnson, USAF (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Michelle D. Johnson, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Beth Jones (Ret)
    Brigadier General C. Jerome Jones, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Deborah K. Jones
    Major General Michael Jones, USA (Ret)
    Command Sergeant Major Michele S. Jones, USA (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Jan-Marc Jouas, USAF (Ret)
    Colin H. Kahl, Ph.D., former National Security Advisor to the Vice President
    Rear Admiral Douglas B. Kamerow, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    Philip Karsting, former Administrator of the Foreign Agricultural Service
    Senior Chief Hospital Corpsman Denis Kaufman, USN (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Richard L. Kelly, USMC (Ret)
    Frank Kendall, former Under Secretary of Defense
    Rear Admiral Gene Kendall, USN (Ret)
    Brigadier General Jeffrey B. Kendall, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
    Ambassador Laura E. Kennedy (Ret), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Ambassador Kristie Kenney (Ret)
    Ronald Keohane, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    John Kerry, former Secretary of State
    Command Chief Master Sergeant Trae R. King-Latimer, USAF (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Bob Kiser, MD, USN (Ret)
    Orde Kittrie, former Office Director, Department of State
    Lieutenant General Frank Klotz, USAF (Ret), former Under Secretary of Energy
    Christine Kluh, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    Susan J. Koch, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Brigadier General Tom Kolditz, Ph.D., USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Jimmy Kolker (Ret), former Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services
    Lawrence Korb, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Karen Kornbluh
    Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis, Lieutenant Governor of California
    Fleet Master Chief Raymond D. Kemp, Sr., USN (Ret)
    Major General Randy Manner, USA (Ret)
    Brigadier General Carlos E. Martinez, USAF (Ret)
    Brigadier General Mark A. Montjar, USA (Ret)
    Sean O'Keefe, former Secretary of the Navy
    Rear Admiral David R. Oliver, Jr., USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Susan Rice, former National Security Advisor
    Alex Wagner, former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Army
    Lieutenant General Willie Williams, USMC (Ret)
    Brigadier General Dan Woodward, USAF (Ret)
    Major General Margaret H. Woodward, USAF (Ret)
    Executive Director of National Security Leaders for Biden:​
    Rear Admiral Michael E. Smith, USN (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Richard Kramlich, USMC (Ret)
    Ken Krieg, former Under Secretary of Defense
    William Krist, former Assistant Trade Representative
    John Kroger, former Chief Learning Officer, U.S. Navy
    Ambassador Lisa Kubiske (Ret)
    Robert Kyle, former Program Associate Director, Office of Management and Budget
    Gregory Lagana, former Associate Director, White House Office of Global Communications
    Major General Dennis J. Laich, USA (Ret)
    Anthony Lake, former National Security Advisor
    Brett B. Lambert, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Thomas R. Lamont, former Assistant Secretary of the Army
    Rear Admiral Jim Lando, MD, MPH, FACPM, USPHS (Ret)
    David Lapan, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Rear Admiral William D. Lassek, MD, USPHS (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Katharine Laughton, USN (Ret)
    Jeff Le, former Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Office of the Governor of California
    Ambassador Joyce E. Leader (Ret)
    Master Chief Petty Officer Bobby R. Lee, Jr., USN (Ret)
    Vice Admiral Mike LeFever, USN (Ret)
    Major General Michael Lehnert, USMC (Ret)
    Michael Leiter, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
    Rear Admiral Richard A. Lemen, USPHS (Ret)
    Bruce S. Lemkin, former Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force
    Major General Alfonso E. Lenhardt, USA (Ret)
    Peter D. Lennon, former Special Assistant, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
    Bel Leong-Hong, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Major General Steven J. Lepper, USAF (Ret)
    Brigadier General Phil Leventis, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Jeffrey D. Levine (Ret)
    Reta Jo Lewis, former Special Rep for Global Intergovernmental Affairs, Department of State
    Ambassador Dawn Liberi (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Frank Libutti, USMC (Ret), former Under Secretary of Homeland Security
    Rear Admiral David M. Lichtman, MD, USN (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Samuel Lin, MD, Ph.D., MBA, MPA, MS, USPHS (Ret)
    Senior Master Sergeant Steven D. Lindsey, USAF (Ret)
    Admiral Samuel J. Locklear, USN (Ret), former Commander U.S. Pacific Command
    Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Carmen Lomellin
    Letitia A. "Tish" Long, former Director of the NGA
    Major General Don Loranger, USAF (Ret)
    Keri Lowry, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Admiral James Loy, USCG (Ret), former Commandant of the Coast Guard
    Lieutenant General Charles D. Luckey, USA (Ret)
    James M. Ludes, former Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator John Kerry (D-MA)
    Ambassador Lewis Lukens (Ret)
    Michael D. Lumpkin, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Rear Admiral Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    Ambassador Douglas Lute (Ret)
    William J. Lynn, III, former Deputy Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador David L. Lyon (Ret)
    Ray Mabus, former Secretary of the Navy
    Rear Admiral Archer M. Macy, USN (Ret)
    General David M. Maddox, USA (Ret)
    Tom Maertens, former Director, National Security Council
    Robert W. Magner, former Senate Relations Director, CIA
    Kelly Magsamen, former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Deborah R. Malac (Ret)
    Michele A. Manatt, former Legislative Affairs Director, White House Office of Nat'l Drug Control Policy
    Ambassador Robert A. Mandell
    Rear Admiral David Manero, USN (Ret)
    Kathleen Y. Marin, former Region Director, U.S. Army Installation Management Command
    Ambassador Edward Marks (Ret)
    Rear Admiral James Marks, USPHS (Ret)
    Robert Terry Marlow, former Principal Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force
    Ambassador Niels Marquardt (Ret)
    Ambassador Vilma S. Martinez
    Keith J. Masback, former Source Operations Director, NGA
    Brigadier General Gregory Mason, USA (Ret)
    Vice Admiral John M. Mateczun, MD, MPH, JD, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Dennise Mathieu (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Michael G. Mathis, USN (Ret)
    Major General Jose S. Mayorga, USA (Ret)
    Alejandro Mayorkas, former Deputy Secretary of Homeland Security
    Barbara Estock Mays, former Special Assistant, Defense Intelligence Agency
    J. R. McBrien, former Associate Director, Department of the Treasury
    Ambassador Marshall F. McCallie (Ret)
    Major General Neil McCasland, Ph.D., USAF (Ret)
    Sergeant Major Patricia Mack McCollough, USMC (Ret)
    Ryan McDermott, former Principal Director, Department of Defense
    Denis McDonough, former White House Chief of Staff
    Ambassador Nancy McEldowney (Ret)
    Ann McFadden, former Senior Executive, U.S. Army
    Master Sergeant Tom McFadden, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Stephen G. McFarland (Ret)
    Vice Admiral Dennis V. McGinn, USN (Ret)
    Brigadier General David L. McGinnis, USA (Ret), former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Donald F. McHenry, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
    James F. McIlmail, former Executive Director, Defense Intelligence Agency
    Ambassador Elizabeth McKune (Ret)
    John McLaughlin, former Acting Director of the CIA
    General Merrill A. McPeak, USAF (Ret), former Chief of Staff of the Air Force
    Major General Dee Ann McWilliams, USA (Ret)
    Brigadier General Joseph V. Medina, USMC (Ret)
    Monica Medina, former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce
    Subhi Mehdi, former Executive Director, Department of Veterans Affairs
    Ambassador James D. Melville, Jr. (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Steve Metruck, USCG (Ret)
    James N. Miller, former Under Secretary of Defense
    Major General John Miller, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Tom Miller (Ret)
    Jami Miscik, former Deputy Director of the CIA
    Rear Admiral Michael Mittelman, USN (Ret)
    Major General David Mize, USMC (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Thomas M. Montgomery, USA (Ret)
    Vice Admiral Edward Moore, Jr., USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Roderick W. Moore (Ret)
    Edward "Tom" Morehouse, former Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Constance A. Morella
    Ambassador Luis G. Moreno (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Kenneth P. Moritsugu, MD, MPH, FACPM, USPHS (Ret)
    Ambassador Richard Morningstar
    Ambassador Stephen D. Mull (Ret)
    Vice Admiral Charles L. Munns, USN (Ret)
    Patrick Murphy, former Acting Secretary of the Army
    Carla Tighe Murray, former Director, Office of the Secretary of Defense
    Robert Murray, former Under Secretary of the Navy
    Vice Admiral Robert B. Murrett, USN (Ret), former Director of the NGA
    Ambassador Allan Mustard (Ret)
    Major General J. Michael Myatt, USMC (Ret)
    Senior Chief Petty Officer Malcolm W. Nance, USN (Ret)
    Janet Napolitano, former Secretary of Homeland Security
    Admiral John Nathman, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador David D. Nelson (Ret)
    Dava Newman, former Deputy Administrator of NASA
    General Lloyd Fig Newton, USAF (Ret)
    Thomas R. Nides, former Deputy Secretary of State
    Brian H. Nilsson, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Ambassador Crystal Nix-Hines
    John M. Nolan, former Deputy Postmaster General, U.S. Postal Service
    Rear Admiral Audrey Hart Nora, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    Ambassador Victoria Nuland (Ret)
    Major General James Nuttall, USA (Ret)
    Joseph Nye, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Brigadier General Mark O’Neill, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Patrick O'Carroll, MD, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    Kimberly O'Connor, DM, former Executive Director, Department of Homeland Security
    Linda Bithell Oliver, former Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense
    Matt Olsen, former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center
    Major General Eric T. Olson, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Louis F. O'Neill (Ret)
    Thomas P. Oppel, former Chief of Staff to the Secretary of the Navy
    Lieutenant General Charley Otstott, USA (Ret)
    Andy Ozment, former Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security
    Tracy Pakulniewicz, former Policy Integration Director, Department of Defense
    Brigadier General Pete J. Palmer, USA (Ret)
    Leon E. Panetta, former Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Joseph R. Paolino, Jr.
    Michael Parmly, former Acting Assistant Secretary of State
    James Pavitt, former Deputy Director of the CIA
    Lieutenant General Allen G. Peck, Ph.D., USAF (Ret)
    William J. Perry, former Secretary of Defense
    Vice Admiral D. Brian Peterman, USCG (Ret)
    F. Whitten Peters, former Secretary of the Air Force
    Major General Marne' Peterson, Ph.D., USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Nancy Bikoff Pettit (Ret)
    Major General John Phillips, USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering (Ret), former Under Secretary of State
    William Piekney, former Senior Operations Manager, CIA
    Ambassador Joan M. Plaisted (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Julia R. Plotnick, RN, MPH, USPHS (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Paul J. Pluta, USCG (Ret)
    Major General Gale S. Pollock, CRNA, FACHE, FAAN, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Fernandez "Frank" Ponds, USN (Ret)
    Major General Peggy Poore, USAF (Ret)
    Edward A. Powell, former Acting Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    Ambassador Nancy J. Powell (Ret)
    Jon Powers, former Federal Chief Sustainability Officer, White House
    Major General Thomas L. Prather, Jr., USA (Ret)
    Sen. Larry Pressler, former United States Senator (R-SD)
    Ned Price, former Senior Director, National Security Council
    Ambassador Charles L. "Jack" Pritchard (Ret)
    Jeffrey F. Pryce, former Counselor to the Under Secretary of Defense
    Rear Admiral William L. Putnam, USN (Ret)
    Major General Marilyn Quagliotti, USA (Ret)
    Major General Mark R. Quantock, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Kevin M. Quinn, USN (Ret)
    Mary E. Quinn, former Senior Executive, Department of Defense
    Ambassador Maureen Quinn (Ret)
    Susan J. Rabern, Ph.D., former Assistant Secretary of the Navy
    Major General William M. Rajczak, USAF (Ret)
    Adrienne Ramsay, former Professional Staff, House Appropriations Committee
    Ambassador Robin L. Raphel
    Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Rascon, USA (Ret), Medal of Honor Recipient
    Ambassador Charles A. Ray (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Stephen Redd, USPHS (Ret)
    Joe Reeder, former Under Secretary of the Army
    Major General Raymond "Fred" Rees, USA (Ret)
    Sergeant Major Fenton Reese, USMC (Ret)
    Ambassador Julissa Reynoso
    Rear Admiral Mark Rich, USN (Ret)
    Anne C. Richard, former Assistant Secretary of State
    Governor Bill Richardson, former Secretary of Energy
    Sandra V. Richardson, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
    Governor Tom Ridge, former Secretary of Homeland Security
    Lieutenant General Charles H. Roadman II, MD, USAF (Ret)
    Vice Admiral Clyde Robbins, USCG (Ret)
    Ambassador Thomas B. Robertson (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Harold L. Robinson, USN (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Stephen Rochon, USCG (Ret)
    Major General Alan V. Rogers, USAF (Ret)
    John Rogers, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Brigadier General Ronald F. Rokosz, USA (Ret)
    Command Sergeant Major Darryl N. Roland, USA (Ret)
    Lawrence Guzman Romo, former Director, U.S. Selective Service System
    Frank A. Rose, former Assistant Secretary of State
    Major General Patricia Rose, USAF (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Mark L. Rosenberg, USPHS (Ret)
    Tommy Ross, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Leslie V. Rowe (Ret)
    Monique Rowtham-Kennedy, former Deputy General Counsel, Department of Defense
    Major General David Rubenstein, FACHE, USA (Ret)
    Joel Rubin, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Vice Admiral Roger T. Rufe, USCG (Ret)
    Brigadier General Maritza Ryan, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Paul J. Ryan, USN (Ret)
    Lieutenant General Ricardo Sanchez, USA (Ret)
    Robert A. Sanders, LP.D, Chair, National Security, University of New Haven
    Ambassador Miriam Sapiro
    Ambassador Teresita C. Schaffer (Ret)
    James A. Schear, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Brigadier General Donald F. Schenk, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Brenda Brown Schoonover (Ret)
    Ambassador James Schumaker (Ret)
    Brigadier General Andrew M. Schuster, USA (Ret)
    Brigadier General John M. Schuster, USA (Ret)
    Daniel C. Schwartz, former General Counsel of the NSA
    Major General Errol R. Schwartz, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Kyle Scott (Ret)
    Ambassador Tod Sedgwick
    David Sedney, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    General Paul J. Selva, USAF (Ret), former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
    General Robert W. Sennewald, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Joe Sestak, USN (Ret), former U.S. Congressman (PA-7)
    Sharon B. Seymour, former Senior Executive, U.S. Air Force
    Khushali Shah, former Managing Director, State Department Office of Foreign Assistance
    Rear Admiral Bill Shannon, USN (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Jim Shannon, USN (Ret), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy
    Andrew Shapiro, former Assistant Secretary of State
    Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro
    Kelly M. Sharbel, Jr., former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Mattie R. Sharpless (Ret)
    Senior Master Sergeant Donald B. Shaw II, USAF (Ret)
    Christopher Shays, former U.S. Congressman (CT-4)
    Vice Admiral Herman Shelanski, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Robert A. Sherman
    Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman (Ret), former Under Secretary of State
    Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, Ph.D., former Deputy Secretary of Energy
    Russell D. Shilling, Ph.D., former Executive Director, Department of Education
    Rear Admiral David Simpson, USN (Ret)
    Vikram J. Singh, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    John Sipher, former Chief of Station, CIA
    Ambassador Emil Skodon (Ret)
    Walter B. Slocombe, former Under Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Dana Shell Smith (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Gregory J. Smith, USN (Ret)
    Jeffrey H. Smith, former General Counsel of the CIA
    Julianne Smith, former Deputy National Security Advisor
    Brigadier General Paul Gregory Smith, USA (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Steven Grayson Smith, USN (Ret)
    Ambassador Nancy E. Soderberg, former Deputy National Security Advisor
    Rear Admiral Steven L. Solomon, USPHS (Ret)
    Ambassador Alan Solomont
    Stan Soloway, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
    Ivo Spalatin, former Senior Policy Advisor, U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
    Ambassador Daniel Speckhard (Ret)
    Robert M. Speer, former Acting Secretary of the Army
    Matt Spence, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Rear Admiral Todd Jay Squire, USN (Ret)
    Roy A. Stacy, Career Minister (Ret), Department of State
    Major General Clifford L. Stanley, USMC (Ret), former Under Secretary of Defense
    Donald C. Stanton, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Karen Clark Stanton (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Jim Stark, USN (Ret)
    James Steinberg, former Deputy Secretary of State
    Major General Howard D. Stendahl, USAF (Ret)
    Brigadier General Robert L. Stephens, USA (Ret)
    Mary M. Stickney, former Senior Advisor, Federal Judiciary
    Rear Admiral William Steven Stokes, USPHS (Ret)
    Bob Stone, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Ambassador Mark C. Storella (Ret), former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Sergeant Major Kurtis J. Strickland, USA (Ret)
    Kenneth Stringer, Jr., Ph.D., former Division Chief, CIA
    Sergeant Major Peni M. Sua, USA (Ret)
    Kathryn Sullivan, former Administrator of NOAA
    Maura C. Sullivan, former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    Gordon Sumner, Ph.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Mona Sutphen, former White House Deputy Chief of Staff
    Kerry Sutten, former Deputy Staff Director, Senate Intelligence Committee
    Brigadier General Loree Sutton, USA (Ret)
    Major General Tony M. Taguba, USA (Ret)
    Major General Michael R. Taheri, USAF (Ret)
    Brigadier General Francis X. Taylor, USAF (Ret)
    Jarris Louis Taylor, Jr., Ed.D., former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Air Force
    Ambassador Harry K. Thomas, Jr. (Ret)
    Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield (Ret), former Assistant Secretary of State
    John K. Tien, former Senior Director, National Security Council
    Helen Tierney, former Assistant Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    Rear Admiral Paul E. Tobin, USN (Ret)
    Jack Thomas Tomarchio, former Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Homeland Security
    Jim Townsend, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Major General Jon Treacy, USAF (Ret)
    Gregory F. Treverton, former Chair of the National Intelligence Council
    Lieutenant General William J. Troy, USA (Ret)
    Major General F. Andrew Turley, USAF (Ret)
    Christine L. Turner, former Director, National Security Council
    Brigadier General William W. Uhle, Jr., USAF (Ret)
    Admiral Henry G. "Harry" Ulrich, III, USN (Ret)
    Brigadier General Robin B. Umberg, USA (Ret)
    Thomas Umberg, former Deputy Director, White House Office of Nat'l Drug Control Policy
    Bruce G. Valentine, Jr., former Associate Deputy Director, CIA
    Brigadier General Scott P. Van Cleef, USAF (Ret)
    Rear Admiral William Craig Vanderwagen, USPHS (Ret)
    Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Lieutenant General Dale A. Vesser, USA (Ret)
    Darci Vetter, former Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
    Mike Vickers, former Under Secretary of Defense
    Governor Tom Vilsack, former Secretary of Agriculture
    Ambassador Jenonne Walker (Ret)
    Ambassador Marc Wall (Ret)
    Brigadier General George H. Walls, Jr., USMC (Ret)
    Ambassador James D. Walsh
    Ambassador Mary Warlick (Ret)
    Brigadier General John Watkins, USA (Ret)
    Jack H. Watson, Jr., former White House Chief of Staff
    Brigadier General Marianne Watson, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne (Ret)
    Andy Weber, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
    William Webster, former Director of the CIA
    William F. Wechsler, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Todd A. Weiler, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Casey Weinstein, Ohio State Representative
    Lieutenant General Jack Weinstein, USAF (Ret)
    General Joe Went, USMC (Ret)
    Ambassador Joseph Westphal, former Under Secretary of the Army
    Rear Admiral Hugh Denworth Wetherald, USN (Ret)
    Major General Deborah C. Wheeling, USA (Ret)
    Major General Craig B. Whelden, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador Barry B. White
    Ambassador Pamela White (Ret)
    Rear Admiral Robert A. Whitney, Jr., DVM, MS, USPHS (Ret)
    Command Master Chief Petty Officer Thomas C. Whitney, USN (Ret)
    Jon A. Wiant, former Senior Executive, Department of State
    Sheila Widnall, former Secretary of the Air Force
    Sergeant Major Alexander Williams, USMC (Ret)
    Ambassador Bisa Williams (Ret)
    Chief Master Sergeant Calvin D. Williams, Sr., USAF (Ret)
    Kayla M. Williams, former Director, Department of Veterans Affairs
    General Michael Williams, USMC (Ret)
    Ambassador Clint Williamson (Ret)
    Major General Margaret C. Wilmoth, Ph.D., MSS, RN, FAAN, USA (Ret)
    Douglas B. Wilson, former Assistant Secretary of Defense
    Rear Admiral Jesse A. Wilson, Jr., USN (Ret)
    General Johnnie E. Wilson, USA (Ret)
    Major General Ken Wisian, Ph.D., USAF (Ret)
    Ambassador Duane E. Woerth
    Neal Wolin, former Deputy Secretary of Treasury
    Bryan Wood, former Assistant Deputy Commandant, U.S. Marine Corps
    Meredith Woodruff, former Center Chief, CIA
    Sergeant Major Bobby B. Woods, USMC (Ret)
    Bill Woodward, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
    Matice Wright-Springer, former Principal Director, Department of Defense
    Brigadier General Stephen N. Xenakis, MD, USA (Ret)
    Ambassador John M. Yates (Ret)
    Ambassador Johnny Young (Ret)
    Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch (Ret)
    Dov S. Zakheim, former Under Secretary of Defense
    Patricia J. Zarodkiewicz, former Senior Executive to the Secretary of the Air Force
    Mike Zehner, former Deputy General Counsel of the Air Force
    Joseph Zengerle, former Assistant Secretary of the Air Force
    Peter D. Zimmerman, Ph.D., former Chief Scientist, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
    General Anthony C. Zinni, USMC (Ret), former Commander U.S. Central Command
    Robert B. Zoellick, former U.S. Trade Representative
    Admiral Paul Zukunft, USCG (Ret), former Commandant of the Coast Guard
    Brigadier General Peter B. Zwack, USA (Ret)

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  • tantalus
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    Good article. It is very early days in a seismic social experiment.

    The thing about QAnon is that its very difficult to quantity how serious the problem is. This survey is very scary. It may be very easy to underestimate the damage this can do to a society.

    It seems increasingly likely to me we will look back on this era of social media as a disaster for society. Many great things are happenning and set to happen in the world (despite the present nightmare) but I doubt the social media experiment will be one of them. When the apes came down out of the trees and walked upright in the savannah they werent built for refined salt and sugar dense foods, hence obesity and diabetes. This is another vulnerable underbelly for us but with potentially even more downside.

    China and Russia can exploit these things to harm the west in very uncoventional ways, and the danger I think is very easy to underestimate, especially as more elaborate A.I is developed in the 2020s but even without the foreign actors its hard to not worry about the impact of social media.

    In the early days it seemed a single platform would come to dominate each segment and all of society would flock to that. Nobody wants to be on a facebook competitor a fraction of the size so you expect a monopoly to develop. I think we may now expect a series of platforms each catering for political and social niches to develop, especially as society becomes more polarized, and the exisiting giants seek to censor and regulate their mainstream platforms pushing people to more remote digital islands. These new platforms may act as echo chambers that foster more division and conspiracy theories, where new ideas can grow quickly and under the surface, There will also be more scope for foregin actors to operate. It will be more difficult for governements to regulate and the problem will move out from under the umbrella of big tech. I dont think the landscape has shaped at all. The volcano of social media is still spewing lava downhill and in all directions.

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