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Libyan Victory Validates Obama Doctrine

Joe Cirincione | Posted 10.24.2011 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

The collapse of the Gaddafi regime firmly establishes the benefits of Obama's national security strategy over the failed war policies that preceded him -- and are still promoted by his critics.

Inside Obama's Decision To Shake Up His National Security Team

AP | By ROBERT BURNS | Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY PLANE OVER THE PACIFIC (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says the reshaping of much of President Barack Obama's natio...

Obama's Choice and the Social Psychology of Group Decision Making

Arie Kruglanski | Posted 07.12.2011 | Politics
Arie Kruglanski

Major policy debacles by several U.S. administrations have been traced to excessive gravitation of decision making teams toward consensus, what Irwin Janis, labeled a tendency toward "groupthink."

David Wood

Obama's National Security Shuffle | David Wood | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a high-level reshuffle of his national security team, President Barack Obama intends to move CIA Director Leon Panetta to the Pentago...

Changing How We Address Global And National Security

Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual and Stephen Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual and Stephen Stedman

A profound but underappreciated truth about globalization is the extent to which national security and international security have become inseparably linked.

Economic Crisis Is No. 1 Security Issue: New Intelligence Chief

AP | PAMELA HESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan are losing ground to insurgents and terrorists but the most immediate threat to U.S. se...

Obama's National Security Team Holds First Meeting On Monday | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

President-elect Barack Obama will hold the first meeting of his national security team on Monday in Chicago, according to a transition aide for the in...

The Road Ahead

Sen. John Kerry | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sen. John Kerry

The next administration will be asked to undertake the tough work of remaking American foreign policy in the post-George Bush era. It's time we take the full measure of the 21st century threats we face.

Obama's Dream Team: Security Picks All Play Basketball

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Besides their impressive resumes and political star-power, a few of President-elect Barack Obama's top cabinet choices have something else in common -...

Hillary's Best Incarnation Yet (Hail to the Community Organizer-in-Chief!)

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Beth Arnold

All the critics who made fun of Obama's community organizing experience (Sarah Palin, are you listening?) were toothless wonders.

Rove: Obama's Team Represents "Continuity"

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Bush's former political director says the national security team named by President-elect Barack Obama "represents, to a ...

Obama Ousting Top Bush Pentagon Officials

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Although President-elect Barack Obama's decision to keep Robert M. Gates at the helm of the Pentagon will provide a measure of continuity for a milita...

Obama's National Security Adviser Interviewed On Energy Policy (VIDEO)

BigThink | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

BigThink interviewed President-elect Obama's National Security Adviser, Ret. Gen. James Jones. What principles guide your energy plan? Well, we thin...

Obama's UN Envoy Got Iraq War Wrong

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Nation reports that President-elect Obama's UN ambassador is another staffer who got the Iraq war wrong: On the outside chance that anyone thoug...

Obama Pick Gives Arizona A GOP Governor

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT and PAUL DAVENPORT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President-elect Barack Obama's Cabinet picks Monday are sweet political gifts for the Republican who'll become governor of Arizona ...

Hagel, Lieberman Praise Obama's National Security Team

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel, a moderate Republican who is retiring this year and had been mentioned as a possibility for some national security posts, c...

Obama's National Security Team

Huffington Post/AP/NYT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The New York Times, in previewing President-elect Obama's national security team, reports that several key members have more "hawkish" records than he...