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Will Trump’s security proposals be resisted? Look at the history

Since 9/11, US government officials have frequently fought national security excesses. They will likely do so again

By Rupert Stone  

United States President-Elect Donald Trump ©Peter Foley/DPA/PA Images

Read former MI6 Chief Richard Dearlove: Trump could make Britain safer

Donald Trump’s election victory has caused widespread alarm. The Republican candidate who called for torture, the murder of terrorists’ family members, military tribunals for American citizenssurveillance of Muslims, bombing “the shit” out of ISIS, mass deportations and other harsh measures will soon be president.

Concerns about the future of American democracy are, of course, understandable. But, if the past is anything to go by, Trump…

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