A View of Trump’s America from the Birthplace of Democracy


OPINION — Traveling in Greece on personal business during late October, it was remarkable to hear from a variety of Greeks, their unvarnished views of the Trump administration as well as their overall opinion of where America sits in the current world order. It was a unique experience for me, as I recently retired from the Central Intelligence Agency, where my last position was overseeing all European operations, yet this trip was completely personal in nature and would not entail a visit to the Greek government. Those days are in the past.

I should say that my comments here are not at all based on where the actual US-Greek security and political relationship now stands, as there is reason to be optimistic with the recent visit to Athens by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

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