President Trump's Tweets And Behavior Has Not Hindered The 'Five-Eyes' Intelligence Agreement

Levi Maxey, Cipher Brief: Five Eyes Intel Sharing Unhindered By Trump Tweets

While President Donald Trump’s tweets at times unnerve America’s closest allies, especially those that attack U.S. intelligence and law enforcement, the “Five Eyes” network of the U.S., Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand continues to share intelligence almost as one nation. The intelligence relationship arguably provides stability and reassurance that Washington’s national security apparatus remains on watch against transnational threats such as cyber insecurity and a resurgent Russia, despite U.S. turmoil with investigations over alleged connections between the Kremlin and the Trump campaign. The recent coordinated attribution of the disruptive NotPetya campaign to Russia by all Five Eyes partners suggests such sharing is still going strong.

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WNU Editor: No one leader can disrupt this arrangement. There is too much at stake if this arrangement is altered.

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