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Almost 500 US national security leaders endorse Joe Biden over Trump

WASHINGTON: Almost 500 former senior military officials and national security experts, including some who worked under US President Donald Trump, have signed an open letter endorsing Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden for president. The letter, published on Thursday, argues that the current president has demonstrated that he is “not equal to the enormous responsibilities of his office.” It also says that Biden has “the experience and wisdom necessary to navigate America through a painful time.”
“We are former public servants who have devoted our careers, and in many cases risked our lives, for the United States. We are generals, admirals, senior non-commissioned officers, ambassadors, and senior civilian national security leaders,” the letter reads. “We are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents. We love our country. Unfortunately, we also fear for it.” Among the signatories was one of Trump’s most senior military advisers, retired general Paul Selva, who served as vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff until July 2019. (DPA)