Professor Mary L. Dudziak, Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law and associated faculty in the History Department, recently contributed to a piece in Politico Magazine titled “9/11: What Would Trump Do?” The article features foreign policy and counterterrorism experts, historians, Trump biographers, and psychologists predicting how presidential candidate Donald Trump would respond to a national security crisis. View the full article here and check out an excerpt of Dr. Dudziak’s response below.
The Trump campaign has already generated international criticism for its hostility to Muslims and Mexican immigrants. His inflammatory calls for the use of torture would damage U.S. credibility on human rights. If history is any lesson, Trump would alienate American allies with these policies, undermining U.S. efforts to work together with other countries to combat transnational terrorism.