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In the past few days @sd270 and I have been frantically analysing the data we got from @ecfr latest poll on European perceptions of French diplomatic leadership. Unroll 🧵for an insight on our main findings (1/10)
European citizens want more cooperation on #security and expect the EU to provide it (2/10) #ECFRdata
Europeans are disillusioned with how the global system of international cooperation is handling today’s challenges. 71% believe that the system is not working on #climatechange. (3/10) #ECFRdata
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Our new polling shows: the steps taken at EU level since the #RussianInvasionOfUkraine seem to be the minimum the European public expects. Europeans are calling for deeper long-term cooperation on #security matters at EU level. | A thread👇 (1/9)…
Europeans are disillusioned with how the global system of international cooperation is handling today’s challenges. 71% believe that the system is not working on #climatechange. (2/9) #ECFRdata
Confidence in national political systems is at a low ebb across Europe, with a majority of Europeans (58%) holding the view that ordinary voters have almost “no impact” on today’s politics. 🇪🇺 But support for EU institutions, however, remains high! (3/9) #ECFRdata
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LIVE NOW: US #SecDef @EsperDoD @DeptofDefense discusses the US vision for security in the Indo–Pacific region and the way in which the US intends to engage on the issues of importance across the theatre.

“US commitment to free and open Indo-Pacific rooted in values, history and economic ties we share with allies and partners, and has only grown deeper in the face of efforts to undermine it,” says #SecDef @EsperDoD in a special IISS address @DeptofDefense |
“Three pillars of US Indo-Pacific Strategy are based on preparedness, strengthening partnerships, and promoting a more networked region,” explains #SecDef @EsperDoD @DeptofDefense
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THREAD: How do Mattis and Shanahan transfer #SecDef authority?

Late on Monday, the Office of the Secretary of Defense communications team will bring Mattis & Shanahan into a phone call, which will be complete by 11:59pm. They don't have to be in the Pentagon for the call. 1/3
The phone call follows an approved script (which DOD can't release). Once the call is complete, DOD will notify the White House that Shanahan has assumed authority as Acting Secretary of Defense. 2/3
The purpose of the call is to ensure all members within government know who is in command. It's also a courtesy and a mark of respect for the incoming #SecDef. And that's how, on Jan. 1, @DepSecDef will walk into work as Acting #SecDef!

Info courtesy of US defense official. 3/3
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Tune in tonight at 6 PM ET to watch #GenDunford field questions #live from @DukeU students on national security and his role in the @DeptofDefense:
#GenDunford on the @DeptofDefense National Defense Strategy and our sources of strength: Our network of allies and partners built up since WW2, our ability to project power when and where necessary, and our ability to move across all domains: sea, land, air and #cyberspace.
#GenDunford on #Russia and #China and how things have changed since the 1990s: We have two states now who can challenge our ability to project power and challenge us in all five domains: sea, land, air, space and #cyber.
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(1) #TeamTrump #PhotoThread starting October 13, 2018.

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Below: Current mood.😉 #VoteGOP #UnitedGOP #MAGA
(2) When POTUS landed in Richmond, KY for his rally Saturday he was thrilled to see Mitch McConnell, who has gotten 84 judges confirmed including Justice Kavanaugh. Also met by Gov Matt Bevin.
(3) Pastor Mark Brunson's oval office welcome home after being released from Turkey.
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(9) #SecDef Mattis signs a memento for the door gunner on a CH-47 Chinook upon departure from #Kabul, #Afghanistan, Sept. 7. Mattis met with Afghan and coalition members during the previously unannounced visit to the country. #SecDefTravels @DeptofDefense
(10) "Happy New Year to Jewish people all over the world!
Shana tova u’metuka!
#RoshHashanah 🍎🍯" -@IvankaTrump
(11) This President keeps the table behind his desk relatively free of things, but there's a little replica of the FIFA World Cup there now. He's very proud of the USA being the next tournament's co-host. And they're the world's most famous #SoccerDad & #SoccerMom.
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#GenDunford made an unannounced visit to #Afghanistan 🇦🇫 today with #SecDef Mattis to meet with the new @ResoluteSupport commander, @NATO coalition and partner forces as well as President @ashrafghani.

#GenDunfordTravels #ForAfghanistan #41Nations4Peace ImageImageImageImage
While in #Afghanistan, #GenDunford attended a @ResoluteSupport memorial service to #honorthefallen who were killed last week.

Yesterday’s memorial service honored Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Bolyard of the @USArmy 1st SFAB: #HonortheFallen
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(1) #TeamTrump #PhotoThread starting July 25, 2018.

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Below: A 94yo war veteran hugs POTUS on stage.
(2) "When @VP Pence, @SecretaryCarson, & @SecretaryPerry photo bomb our family photo! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸" - Rep @RogerMarshallMD from #KA01.

Rep Marshall was at the WH #MadeInAmerica showcase, supporting Kansas manufacturer @bgproducts.
(3) "@POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @IvankaTrump tour @U_S_Steel in Granite City, Illinois." -@Scavino45
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Watch #live coverage from the #Pentagon at 10 p.m. EST to learn the latest on #Syria operations:…
Here’s #SecDef Mattis’ statement from this evening’s #Pentagon press briefing on #Syria:…
A @DeptofDefense update on #Syria will be provided tomorrow at 9 a.m. EDT in the #Pentagon.

Watch it live here:
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I've just been informed by the great .@LeoShane that I did, in fact, screw up Tweet-threading again. My apologies ... so here's everything from #SecDef in one thread:
1: #SecDef spent almost an hour w/ the Pentagon Press before new year. Stories TK, but some takeaways: 1.) Look for more general purpose forces to be trained/used for roles that have drained SF 2.) W/ transgender, he would not single out or issue specific welcome (more) 1/of many
2/many: 3.) #Syria - US role will evolve, more diplomats 4.) CIVCAS: #SecDef took issue w/ Q's on #Yemen CIVCAS #s, cited high degree US precision, added w/ sympathy "the cost of war throughout history is more heavily borne by civilians." Will work w/ Saudis on addtl training
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