Lawrence J. Korb, a defense policy expert at the Center for American Progress, told POLITICO that Sanders called him Sunday to ask whether the Vermont senator can name him as an adviser to his campaign. Korb agreed.…
Sources said the Sanders campaign has also hired Bill French, a policy analyst at the left-leaning National Security Network, as a foreign policy staffer—apparently the campaign's first full-time aide in that area. French referred questions to the Sanders campaign, which did not respond to a query. His hiring was first reported today by Foreign Policy. Korb spoke highly of French, noting that French had once interned for him.…Of course, it might also be the case that Bernie thinks Larry Wilkerson knows a thing or two.
And in what may be a sign of the challenge Sanders has faced in finding Democratic experts unaligned with — or willing to alienate — Hillary Clinton, he has reached out to at least one former member of George W. Bush’s administration.
Unfortunately, Sanders has walked back his quote of 40 years ago about abolishing the CIA.
Sanders reaches out for foreign-policy help
Korb confirms that Sanders is a foreign policy realist.