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How Gingrich/Giuliani Sabotaged Civic Debate

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

Withing days of the Supreme Court's ruling on Guantanamo detainees, Gingrich and Giuliani pushed their way into the debate, and began to argue that liberal views on Habeas Corpus would kill Americans.

Republicans' Bizarre Rediscovery of Osama bin Laden

Steve Benen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Benen

Now that it's time for the general election, and the right is desperate to smear Barack Obama, the GOP has rediscovered OBL.

Obama's National Security Advisory Group Has First Meeting

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Wednesday he would bring Osama bin Laden to justice in a way that wouldn't allo...

McCain's Iraq Barack Attack Shows A Crack

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The media should be paying attention here, to more than just the first big skirmish of the putative general election, which reframed the foreign policy distinctions between the two candidates.

John McCain: Obama Unfit To Protect The United States

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Remember McCain's respectful campaign? He doesn't. McCain has all but declared a President Obama would be unfit to defend the United States from -- ...

Barack Obama and Soft Power

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joseph Nye

It is difficult to think of any single act that would do more to restore America's soft power than the election of Obama to the presidency.

Seth Colter Walls

How Obama Can Fight On National Security | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans clearly think Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the chink in Sen. Barack Obama's national security armor. In its rapid response emails, the McCain ca...

Obama Doctrine And The Minds That Shape It

American Prospect | Spencer Ackerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

When Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama met in California for the Jan. 31 debate, their back-and-forth resembled their many previous encoun...

Obama: "Security Gap" Exists Between Rhetoric And Reality

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: John McCain's camp has responded to Obama, saying his speech fails "National Security 101". On McCain's Iran-Al-Qaeda flap: "To say that inv...

Clinton Camp: Obama Opposed The War, But What Has He Done Lately?

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Clinton camp has issued a memo criticizing Obama's work on national security issues at the beginning of this week's 5th anniversary of the Iraq Wa...

Sam Stein

Obama Camp Hits Back: Clinton Failed Commander in Chief Test | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For yet another day on the campaign trail, the topic of national security, and the respective readiness of Democratic candidates to be commander-in-ch...

Sam Stein

Kerry: Clinton's Not Reading Iraq NIE Not A Big Deal | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Over the past few days, Sen. Barack Obama has hit back against attacks on his national security credentials in part by noting that, when it came time ...

Obama Airs National Security Ad

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics