Secretocracy: Why the Title?

A reader asks: why the title Secretocracy? Because it implies what I think exists but cannot prove: a classified structure under President Trump that undertakes whatever international operations the president wants, legal or otherwise.

I used that title because I wanted to suggest to readers that the Trump administration is an unparalleled threat to our wellbeing as a nation. Because the work of our intelligence agencies and their survival under Trump is classified, we citizens know nothing of what damage may be going on even as I write. Trump has demonstrated repeatedly his willingness to violate the law of the land. He ignores and even attacks intelligence. Who knows what classified programs he may have launched? Who knows what damage he intends to inflict on our allies whom he now considers our enemies?

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