Fresh off a stint as a counter- terrorism adviser on Bill Clinton’s National Security Council, attorney Lee Wolosky was hoping to return to law. Most firms, he says, saw a guy with a two-year experience gap who’d need to start near the bottom.
Working in secret like the programs they’re reviewing, five men with high-level security clearances and ties to President Barack Obama will soon deliver a report that’s likely to reshape U.S. government surveillance.
The promotion of democracy and free markets are central elements of U.S. foreign policy. They are the reason the U.S. bars aid to governments that seize power in a coup, and why President Barack Obama’s decision to cut aid to Egypt is the right one.
Congress needs to think “long and hard about the message” the partial government shutdown sends overseas about U.S. credibility, Secretary of State John Kerry said, urging lawmakers to “end it now, end it today.”