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You'll never guess what partisan politics are damaging now
You'll never guess what partisan politics are damaging now

Next month the United States will host dozens of African leaders in Washington. But unless something changes before then, we will still be without confirmed ambassadors in 14 countries on the African continent, including in such strategically important nations as Niger, Cameroon and Sierra Leone. This is not only an embarrassment, it is a security issue. Yet nominations to fill the positions continue to be held up in the Senate for no good reason. As retired generals, we can testify to the importance of coordinating America's military presence abroad with its diplomatic initiatives. In turbulent times such as these, it is vital to national security that ambassadors are in place...

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