Fault Lines: Closing Time at the Trump Administration

Lester Munson
Thursday, November 19, 2020, 11:46 AM

The latest episode of Fault Lines.

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As the song says, you don't have to go home, but you can't stay here! Before his imminent departure, President Trump flexed his muscles by firing Secretary of Defense Mark Esper and claiming that the election was stolen. Les, Loren, Jamil and first time guest Dr. Andrea Little Limbago, NSI Senior Fellow and Vice President of Research and Analysis at Interos, discuss how these moves impact our national security and standing abroad. Does a shake-up at DoD change anything? Was the election stolen? What does this mean for a future Biden administration? All these questions and more answered in this week’s Fault Lines.

In our under the radar segment, Jamil talks about the rotating door of Presidents in Peru, Loren doubles down on the Afghanistan drawdown, Andrea lays out how drones were pivotal in the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, Les continues to keep an eye on ISIS in Mozambique and Grant Haver makes his podcast debut talking about the downsides of the Nobel Peace Prize.

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Lester Munson is Vice President, International at BGR Group, a leading government relations firm in Washington, D.C., where he consults with foreign governments, corporations, and advocacy groups. Lester joined BGR Group after a 26-year career on Capitol Hill and in the Executive Branch. He was most recently Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He also serves as adjunct faculty at Johns Hopkins University and as a principal on the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network.

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