Robert A. Fox Fellow Clint Watts Quoted by Fox News
In regard to President Trump signing an executive order on January 27 designed to “protect the American people from terrorist attacks by foreign nationals” by temporarily suspending the entry of immigrants from several Muslim majority countries, Watts said:
“‘We invaded Iraq and displaced people. We have since relied on Iraqis as partners to fight against ISIS. If we don’t want to deploy thousands of troops to fight these terrorist groups, then we rely on partners in Iraq and elsewhere,’ Clinton Watts, a fellow in the Foreign Policy Research Institute’s Program on the Middle East, said. ‘This policy sends a very negative message to countries where we will need indigenous support from translators and peacekeepers.'”
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