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The Audacity of Keeping Calm

by Hannah Gais | Jan 15, 2016 | National Security

  Photo Credit: Robb Hohmann For those concerned that the United States is in danger of another terrorist attack, President Obama has two words for you: chill out. World War III won’t be ignited by the crumbling Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). “Masses of fighters on the back of pickup trucks and twisted […]

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Rubio’s Reckless Foreign Policy

by Lawrence Wilkerson | Jan 13, 2016 | National Security, Politics

  Photo Credit: U.S. Army photo by Spc. Tyler Kingsbury/Released When I went to work for Colin Powell in 1989 he was re-entering his Army career as a newly minted full general. He had just left Ronald Reagan’s White House after two years there, including time as national security advisor. He had plenty of stories and […]

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Lethal Alliance

by The Washington Spectator | Dec 14, 2015 | National Security, Politics

Photo Credit: Sgt Brian Gamble In response to a lone gunman killing 10 students at Umpqua Community College on October 2, Democratic senators have introduced a package of gun-control measures that includes the expansion of criminal background checks for gun buyers. Passage in the Senate is unlikely; in the House, where Republicans hold greater sway than […]

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Hell in a Small Place: The Saudi-U.S. War in Yemen

by Belén Fernández | Dec 1, 2015 | Foreign Policy, National Security, Politics

  Photo Credit: Hugh Macleod / IRIN The travel warning for Yemen the U.S. State Department issued in April 2015 describes a “high security threat level . . . due to terrorist activities and civil unrest.” Citing continuing activity by organizations like Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), the warning specifies that the “U.S. government […]

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Profiles in Political Cowardice (or Expedience)

by Lou Dubose | Nov 20, 2015 | National Security, Politics, The Interval

  Photo Credit: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division; Harris and Ewing Collection Forty-seven Democrats turning their backs on principle—and on their president—in Thursday’s House vote on an “Arab Exclusion Act” reminded me of a conversation I had with the late Maury Maverick Jr. Maverick was a San Antonio civil rights lawyer, son of New […]

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