The bell rang loud and clear on Thursday for an early round in the unfolding brawl that is the 2016 election.
Hillary Clinton approached the podium for her landmark foreign policy speech in San Diego, California, on Thursday, while Donald Trump sat behind his keyboard ready to tweet. The subject was national security, and everyone was ready for a slobberknocker.
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“This is not someone who should get the nuclear codes,” Clinton said. “It’s not hard to image Donald Trump leading us into a war just because someone got under his very thin skin.”
As the two candidates traded blows on television and the Internet, one key fact went largely unsaid: Both have agreed on some of the biggest national security questions of the 21st century.
“It’s not hard to image Donald Trump leading us into a war just because someone got under his very thin skin.”
Clinton and Trump both wanted to bring the American military into Libya. The country hasn’t been stable since Libya’s late dictator Moammar Gaddafi was deposed, leaving a power vacuum that’s led to violent clashes involving local tribes, the Islamic State, and rival national governments.
Patrick Howell O'Neill is a notable cybersecurity reporter whose work has focused on the dark net, national security, and law enforcement. A former senior writer at the Daily Dot, O'Neill joined CyberScoop in October 2016.
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