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American Retirees Are a National Security Threat

Foreigners are eyeing senior citizens’ stock portfolios, and the United States needs to start protecting itself.

CFIUS, long an acronym recognizable only to a handful of government officials and D.C. lawyers, has recently managed to steal a few headlines. The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, the interagency body that reviews foreign purchases of U.S. companies for national security concerns, features heavily in the new conference report for the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act. The report proposes overdue reforms, strengthening the U.S. government’s ability to scrutinize aggressive efforts by foreign actors to obtain access to sensitive technologies by purchasing U.S. companies, in whole or in part.

But the proposed reforms that will soon make their way to the president’s desk miss

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