A strategic partnership may give rise to secrets that, in the national interest, have to be kept secret. However, keeping information classified, if it is for the purposes of avoiding offence with a strategic partnership is not a security interest. It’s an arranged marriage of undefined content and one that we are all asked to simply accept. It’s rare, these days, for an arrangement like that to be acceptable to informed and educated people.
Being polite with your strategic partners is not national security. It’s decorum. If that is the truth to the present situation, then there is no legal standard being applied here. Instead, it’s simply the preservation of a geo-political status quo that does not render the alliance credible nor foster public support.
We are asked to accept at face value that which calls for questioning. That’s a big ask and one that can only be asked by a President with credibility to do so. Is that the current situation?
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