Tucker Carlson: US Halted Operation Minutes Before War with Iran, But Samantha Vinograd Says Incident Shows “Gross Disorganization”

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President Trump cancels strike against Iran in retaliation for shooting down a US Navy drone.

Samantha Vinograd recently worked for the U.S. Department of the Treasury in Baghdad and then in various positions for Barack Obama’s administration, including as an advisor to the National Security Council as the Director for Iraq, as the Director for International Economics, and as the Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor. In 2013, Vinograd went to work for Goldman Sachs focusing on public-private sector partnerships.

Before her work with the Obama Administration, Vinograd graduated with a B.A. in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies from the University of Pennsylvania and received an M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University. Prior to her college and graduate studies, Vinograd graduated in 2001 from the Hopkins School in New Haven, Connecticut. Hopkins School is the third-oldest independent secondary school in the United States, following the Collegiate School in New York and Roxbury Latin School in Massachusetts.

Samantha Vinograd was born in Connecticut to Barbara (née Lefkowitz) and Serge G. Vinograd. Samantha’s parents are Jewish and her father is a Holocaust survivor. Samantha Vinograd has three siblings, Ariane Vinograd, Cassandra Vinograd, and Benjamin Vinograd.




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