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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 03:17 AM

CIA veterans who monitored crackdowns abroad see troubling parallels in Trump's handling of protests

The Washington Post
Greg Miller 4 hrs ago

The scenes have been disturbingly familiar to CIA analysts accustomed to monitoring scenes of societal unraveling abroad — the massing of protesters, the ensuing crackdowns and the awkwardly staged displays of strength by a leader determined to project authority.

In interviews and posts on social media in recent days, current and former U.S. intelligence officials have expressed dismay at the similarity between events at home and the signs of decline or democratic regression they were trained to detect in other nations.

“I’ve seen this kind of violence,” said Gail Helt, a former CIA analyst responsible for tracking developments in China and Southeast Asia. “This is what autocrats do. This is what happens in countries before a collapse. It really does unnerve me.”

Helt, now a professor at King University in Tennessee, said the images of unrest in U.S. cities, combined with President Trump’s incendiary statements, echo clashes she covered over a dozen years at the CIA tracking developments in China, Malaysia and elsewhere.

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Wed Jun 3, 2020, 06:19 AM

1. Direct link, for those who can get past the paywall.

CIA veterans see troubling parallels in Trump’s handling of protests
For former U.S. intelligence officials, scenes of armed clashes and strongman poses are familiar signs of a fraying country.
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