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follow anotheraccount 2015 May 7, 9:01am
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Some top US former military leaders have called for Congress to give President Barack Obama the fast-track authority he needs to complete ambitious trade deals in both the Pacific and Atlantic, warning of â€œharmful strategic consequencesâ€ if they are not successful.
The intervention from 17 former secretaries of defence and retired military leaders including Colin Powell, Leon Panetta, Donald Rumsfeld and David Petraeus in a letter sent on Thursday to congressional leaders from both parties comes amid a volatile debate over trade in Washington.
My prediction is that for this deal to pass quickly it will have to be Obama and Republicans passing it.
Full article at: http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/cf8737a0-f478-11e4-9a58-00144feab7de.html#axzz3ZT8A6TFK