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Egypt and Chile

(0) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 4:00 PM

We've seen this before. A leader wins elections with less than a majority of the vote, then takes radical actions that unnerve the country. The leader's economic ignorance sends the economy into a tailspin. Crime and disorder skyrocket. Laws are neutered. Amid the peoples' cries for change, the military takes...

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The Top Three National Security Issues for Our Next President: Attention Convention Attendees

(11) Comments | Posted August 31, 2012 | 2:54 PM

As the political parties convene in Tampa and Charlotte for pre-game huddles, the American people might want to look beyond the trash talk and victory dances. What should be the first plays our next Commander-in-Chief runs?

First: Get U.S. Power Right

The most important thing our next president can do...

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Marion Sandler: Honoring the Vision of a Remarkable Woman and Fortune 500 CEO

(0) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 5:49 PM

This week, the world lost a woman of valor. Marion Sandler was one of the first and longest-serving woman CEOs of a Fortune 500 company. A path-maker in the financial world long before women entered those halls, she was one of only two women working on Wall Street...

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Pass the Magnitsky Bill

(2) Comments | Posted June 7, 2012 | 5:31 PM

I don't often agree with Elliott Abrams against the Obama Administration -- but the Magnitsky bill creates strange bedfellows.

The bill is named after a young Russian lawyer, who was tortured and died in prison for trying to blow the whistle on government fraud. It would...

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Does NATO Matter?

(9) Comments | Posted May 23, 2012 | 7:15 PM

Does NATO matter? After all, this is a 60-year-old institution, created in the aftermath of WWII to keep the Soviets out, the Germans down, and the U.S. in [Europe] as the quip goes. Today, Germany is a critical ally rather than a wartime aggressor. The Soviet Union doesn't exist. (Although...

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Economic Security Is National Security

(2) Comments | Posted May 21, 2012 | 12:23 PM

As leaders gathered for the G8 meeting and Europe's economic woes threaten to pull ours back into recession, one thing is clear: economics matters for national strength.

No nation has ever stayed a great power with a weak economy. Just ask the British Empire, which once strode the world...

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National Security Leadership: A Litmus Test

(0) Comments | Posted March 23, 2012 | 2:44 PM

No one celebrates nine-year anniversaries. But March 19th would mark nine years in Iraq -- had the president not drawn down our forces last year. This non-anniversary deserves a moment to recognize the importance of electing tough and smart civilian leaders.
 
Over one million Americans served in the Iraq...

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