Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates says one of the reasons he wrote his controversial new memoir, was to send a message to Congress that their approach to conducting business was damaging the country’s national security.
“It is a message to Congress, as well, about how damaging their approach, and the way they are conducting their business, is to the national security of the United States,” Gates told “Fox & Friends” Wednesday.
“People ask me, ‘What’s the greatest threat to American national security today?’ I say, ‘It’s encompassed within the two square miles that involve the Capitol and the White House,'” he added.
Specific threats he pointed to were “paralysis” between Democrats and Republicans in government and the sequestration of the Department of Defense budget.
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