Seven years later, it continues to elude many that President Bush had the responsibility to protect the country from attacks like 9/11. Still, Republicans tout their national security heroics.
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Now that we have a Democrat President and Congress, perhaps it is time to show proof to the American people about just how effective Bush tactics really were in keeping us safe.
Cleaning out our stable of intelligence officials is a Herculean task. We are lucky to have men like Dennis Blair and Leon Panetta willing to sacrifice for the good of the nation.
Biden's bipartisan trip of national security heavyweights in the US Senate is an important step in reestablishing some trust and common purpose in US foreign policy across party lines.
Placing an inexperienced person like Leon Panetta at CIA for his clean hands and "managerial expertise" will cost lives on the day of the next domestic terrorist attack.
We have to do something about our current situation. We're spending more and more on defense and purchasing less and less security for it.
The woman was Sara Jane Moore. There were two significant Secret-Service-related reasons that she was free to stand on that sidewalk that afternoon, gun in hand.
For a lot of the folks who voted for Barack Obama, promoting "national security" means weaning ourselves from dirty fuel sources.
For the man Obama...
As it stands, we've got a president-elect who is putting Rev. Jeremiah Wright behind him for good so he can deliver on some campaign promises. Stay tuned... And keep the faith.
Leo Tolstoy was always a dark horse candidate for Secretary of Defense. For starters, the Senate would never confirm a dead Russian to such a critical...
This video comes courtesy of the unabashed hawks at the right-wing Heritage Foundation. Watch it for yourself, but you might want to put the kids to bed first.
The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...
Today is day of celebration for the progress we have made in the 60 years since the Declaration was signed. However, the litany of abuses does not afford us a second of self-congratulation.
"At least Bush kept us safe" is just the latest lie being passed by the Bush administration and their hacks.
It is increasingly apparent that conventional approaches of military and national defense are not enough to ensure the safety of the people and the state.
The Obama transition team's highly anticipated announcement of its new national security lineup has telling omissions: there's no Director of National Intelligence or CIA Director.
If Michael Gordon's New York Times report is indicative, the window for a real debate leading to alternatives to an extended military event in Afghanistan (and Pakistan) is only open a crack.
If there is a grand arc to Obama's appointments strategy, it seems aimed at providing the appearance of continuity on the part of a leader who still promises to be very different.
It's clear that Obama and his team see partnerships as a pragmatic and effective way to boost and extend America's influence.
If Barack Obama wants to truly improve American national security, he should encourage a wide-ranging -- and public -- debate over military doctrine and strategy.
Obama should declare that seeking regime change in Iran is no longer the policy of the U.S. and initiate diplomatic contacts with the Iranian government immediately without preconditions.
Obama's familiar-looking team of national security fixer-uppers does not inspire confidence. Nor do his vague answers to detailed questions on specific policies.
What HRC can bring to the world stage is monumental and something only she can do, especially given her work across many years on women's rights alone.
As long as Indian troops are patrolling lands where Muslim insurgents exist and elicit government responses that ostracize the Muslim public and moderates, there will continue to be attacks on Indian soil. Period.
Despite squandering widespread global sympathy and much-needed support for U.S. foreign policy since 9/11, the Bush administration's Proliferation Security Initiative has been a foreign-policy coup.
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