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As President Obama began the second leg of his summer vacation Tuesday, news broke of American journalist James Foley’s execution by extremists from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), raising questions regarding President Obama’s ability to manage crises while away from the Oval Office. Steve Atkiss, a Command founding partner who previously organized Presidential travel as Deputy Director of Advance in the George W. Bush administration, provided insight into how the President can act as Commander in Chief during trips away from the White House.
The President “has all the tools at his disposal no matter where he is, the same functional capabilities he has at his Oval Office desk,” Mr. Atkiss said.
He continued telling The Washington Post, wherever President Obama goes, “the infrastructure follows him.”
To read the full article, please go to: Washington Post
As the congressional recess starts this week, and a compromise on action to resolve the ongoing crisis on the border seemingly farther away than ever, leadership at the agencies responsible for securing our borders assess their options for stretching their budgets. Without any action by Congress or the White House, both U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement are scheduled to run out of funds in the next two months, and will have to begin reallocating resources to maintain operations.
Command Consulting Group Partner Thad Bingel, former Chief of Staff at CBP, told CBS News that the agencies will need to:
raid every other pot of money that they have for the next two months….in order to keep removal operations and the shelter operations going.
To read the full article, please go to: CBS News