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Some things I've found so far


http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/10/here-are ... teams.html

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Ron Nicol - Director, Agency Action

Boston Consulting Group's Ron Nicol as director of agency action. Nicol's biography on the Boston Consulting Group website says he has worked on major business transformations for Fortune 50 companies, and that he "specializes in strategy development, organization transformation and delayering, customer discovery, merger and acquisition advice, and the development of major cost-reduction programs." According to the chart, Nicol oversees six key issue areas: defense, national security, economic issues, domestic issues, management/budget, and "Agency Transform. & Innovation."


Background: US naval officer, submarines, nuclear engineering

More:
http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stock ... =256182355

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Defense

Lieutenant General Joseph K. Kellogg, Jr.

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stock ... pId=265154

From November 2003 to March 2004, Lieutenant General Kellogg served at the U.S. government as Chief Operating Officer of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, Iraq. He served as Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division and worked for the Joint Chiefs of Staff as Director for all computing and communications for U.S. forces. Lieutenant General Kellogg served as a Member of the U.S. Army from 1971 to July 2003, when he was a Lieutenant General and a highly decorated war veteran. During his decorated 32-year Army career, he served as Director of Command, Control, Communications and Computers for the Joint Chiefs of Staff.


Military-Industrial career in retirement:

Cubic Defense Applications
CACI International Inc
Homeland Security Solutions of Oracle Corp
Member of Advisory Board at Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions, Inc.
Independent Director of GTSI Corp
Independent Director of Analex Corporation
Member of the Strategic Advisory Board at RedXDefense, LLC.

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Defense

retired Army Brigadier General Mike Meese
https://www.linkedin.com/in/michael-meese-9906727


Meese is one of General "Petraeus' guys", a hand-picked advisor. This may not be promising, though I'll give him the benefit of the doubt because he's an expert West Point academic and professional.

Petraeus is a controversial figure. He got into a lot of trouble -- Benghazi CIA operation, extra-marital affair, and like Hillary Clinton he spread classified documents to uncleared people, namely his sex fling. He was investigated by the FBI during his short time as CIA Director. He resigned and avoided charges.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Petraeus

Hopefully Meese will will rise above the guilt by association, and show much better judgment, focusing on vets.

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Intelligence

Lieutenant General Ronald Lee Burgess, Jr.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_L._Burgess,_Jr.

http://www.bloomberg.com/research/stock ... P%20LP/THE

Lieutenant General Burgess retired from the U.S. Army after more than thirty years of service. Throughout his accomplished career, he served as the 17th Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and the Director of Intelligence Staff at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI).


This is the 2nd former director of the DIA in Trump's admin. The other is retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, who succeeded the older Burgess (pictured below).

I find this interesting because, in terms of intelligence, the Obama admin was more linked to the CIA and State Dept. Whereas the Pentagon's DIA, like the NSA, is something of a rival force to CIA/State.

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Trump should resist neocon & shadow gov’t influence to justify people’s hopes – Ron Paul

https://www.rt.com/usa/366404-trump-ron-paul-crosstalk/

Trump’s ability to honor his campaign rhetoric will depend on the role of the so-called “shadow government,” and the president’s ideals to stick to his beliefs.“We look at the president, we look at what he said, we look at what he might do when you look at his advisors,” Paul said.

“But quite frankly there is an outside source which we refer to as the 'deep state' or the 'shadow government'. There is a lot of influence by people which are actually more powerful than our government itself, our president,” the congressman said.

“Yes, Trump is his own guy, more so than most of those who have ever been in before. We hope he can maintain an independence and go in the right direction. But I fear the fact that there is so much that can be done secretly, out of control of our apparent government and out of the view of so many citizens,” he added.


If only Trump and the Paul team made up and talked, and seriously traded ideas, we might see America great again. Unfortunately, the last thing Trump is going to do is pursue Paulian ideas of cutting the military and transferring the taxpayer money back into the economy. When I think of Trump policy, I think Reagan era. Giant military spending, lowered taxes and revenue shortfall, big deficits, big debts, money printing, etc.. Instead, I wish $200 billion from the excessive defense budget and $100 billion from non-military bureaucracies get redirected right into rebuilding the nation, as well as fed to small businesses and families.
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http://www.nbcnews.com/politics/politic ... ar-n690296

Sen. Jeff Sessions, Attorney General *

Rep. Tom Price, Secretary of Health and Human Services

Betsy DeVos, Secretary of the Department of Education

Gov. Nikki Haley, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation

Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury *

Wilbur Ross, Secretary of Commerce *


* = individuals worth studying for their connections and for the major roles they could play
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2016-12-0 ... net-so-far

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Scroll down to see other appointees, and the main candidates for other positions

So far, an interesting set of choices and some people of serious experience. But on the whole, not very promising, and several of these people are suspicious or just frightening. Trump promised to drain the swamp, right? Instead, it looks like he's been sifting through the swamp with his net and bringing home a lot of NeoCon swamp-dwellers.

When the appointments are done, we'll see the entire configuration and guess what the administration is geared for. It could be specialized to enact a series of particular policies and actions, like the Bush and Obama admins.
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Uncle Mitch, Senator majority leader, pours cold water on the $1 trillion Trump stimulus plan
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/arti ... ut-offsets

Elaine Chao, the future Sec of Transportation and Mitch's wife, are going to be having some interesting talks with the Trumpinator. She would be hypothetical oversee a good chunk of the promised infrastructure cash.
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Dorm wrote:Uncle Mitch, Senator majority leader, pours cold water on the $1 trillion Trump stimulus plan
https://www.bloomberg.com/politics/arti ... ut-offsets

Elaine Chao, the future Sec of Transportation and Mitch's wife, are going to be having some interesting talks with the Trumpinator. She would be hypothetical oversee a good chunk of the promised infrastructure cash.


"drain the swamp" was the rally cry for all the conservatives who backed him, now that he's turned the hoses on to fill the swamp to the brim, not a peep. They're just happy a guy with their team's jersey won.
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