Ex-Obama Official: Biden Needs to ‘Shake Up’ Team After Afghanistan Collapse

Several former White House officials this week said the Biden administration needs to “shake up” the White House national security team following the collapse of Afghanistan. “President Joe Biden needs to shake up his national security team,” Brett Bruen, a former U.S. diplomat and Obama White House official, wrote for USA Today. “The disaster that unfolded in Afghanistan is illustrative of other major issues at the White House. The people, plans, and processes the president has put in place to keep America safe are not working.” Describing the pullout as a “disaster,” Bruen said that Jake Sullivan, Biden’s national security adviser, and Biden himself are both “not getting advice from those with the most recent and relevant experience.” “Appointments across the national security structure are a reflection of the arrogance that has accompanied the arrival of this team. They came in largely ignoring the worries and warnings of institutional experts …Read More

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