From West Point to the Trump Administration

MIN READJun 21, 2019 | 18:22 GMT

US President Donald Trump speaks alongside US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) prior to signing a Proclamation on the Golan Heights in the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House in Washington, DC, March 25, 2019, during a visit by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo watches U.S. President Donald Trump at a press conference in the White House. Five colleagues from his West Point class of 1986 have subsequently joined him as part of the Trump administration. 

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The careers of six graduates of the United States Military Academy at West Point have all periodically crossed paths over the years, before eventually culminating under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. Such a tight-knit alliance across key positions in the U.S. Departments of State and Defense has the power to significantly shape the White House's position on Iran and other critical foreign policy matters. This graphic shows how the respective careers of Mike Pompeo, Ulrich Brechbuhl, Brian Bulatao, Mark Esper, David Urban and Mark Green have intersected since they all graduated from West Point in 1986. ...

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