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Murrett Speaks With Newsday About the Foreign Policy Crises Facing Biden

October 27, 2023


Robert B. Murrett

Robert B. Murrett

Multiple foreign policy tests are currently facing President Biden. The administration is working to secure the release of American hostages believed to be held by Hamas, negotiating humanitarian aid for some 2 million Palestinian civilians trapped in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, and lobbying Congress for $100 billion in funding to support Israel’s war against Hamas, Ukraine’s war against Russia's invasion and Taiwan’s defense against China.

Vice Adm. Robert Murrett (Ret.), professor of practice of public administration and international affairs, says the competing crises shouldn’t impede the United States’ ability to help all its allies.

“We can handle multiple contingencies,” says Murrett. “All the planning that we do with the Defense Department, and all the diplomatic activity that we have with the State Department are geared in such a way that the U.S. is able to look at all 24 time zones and handle multiple crises at the same time,” he says.

Read more in the Newsday article, “Wars in Israel, Ukraine among mounting foreign policy crises facing Biden.”

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