I tried to give the Trump administration the benefit of the doubt, mistakenly thinking he/they couldn’t possibly be as reckless as the following article paints them as. I think I was wrong, they can be that reckless.
Coupla paragraphs from the rather long article.
More than 30 current and former Homeland Security employees and contractors voiced concern that the changes - including the cancellation of dozens of training exercises and the departure of scores of scientists and policy experts - have put Americans at greater risk.
“What we had done in the past was analytically based: Where are the threats? Where can we get the most return on the taxpayers’ investment for security?” said Paul Ryan, who until mid-2017 helped lead Homeland Security’s Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, which was merged with another office last year.
“We’re not as secure as we were 18 months ago,” said Ryan, a retired Navy rear admiral.