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Rudy deLeon Archives

Iraq Must Face Iran’s Nuclear Ambitions

The Obama administration needs to use U.S. leverage to get Iraq to take a stand on Iran’s nuclear program, write Brian Katulis and Rudy deLeon.

By Brian Katulis and Rudy deLeon | Friday, May 7, 2010

Helping Haiti

Disaster assistance is the right thing to do for Haiti, write Andrew Sweet and Rudy deLeon.

By Andrew Sweet and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, January 14, 2010

Honoring the Unaccounted and Missing in Action

Rudy deLeon, CAP Senior Vice President of National Security and International Policy, delivered a speech in Honolulu's National Cemetery of the Pacific in observance of POW/MIA Day.

By Rudy deLeon | Thursday, October 22, 2009

Securing America’s Future

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Christopher Beddor, Winny Chen, Rudy deLeon, Shiyong Park, and Daniel J. Weiss argues for stronger national security through reduced oil dependence.

By Christopher Beddor, Winny Chen, Rudy deLeon, Shiyong Park, and Daniel J. Weiss | Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Trade Aid and Security Coalition Conference Remarks

CAP Senior Vice President of National Security Rudy deLeon discussed how to strengthen our civilian institutions of diplomacy and development.

By Rudy deLeon | Monday, July 20, 2009

National Security Personnel System Task Review Group Opening Remarks

Rudy deLeon gives the opening remarks at the public meeting for the National Security Personnel System Task Review Group.

By Rudy deLeon | Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Restructuring the Weapon Acquisition System

CAP Action's Rudy deLeon testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on the problems and failures in the military contracting process.

By Rudy deLeon | Thursday, April 30, 2009

Securing America’s Energy Independence Through Energy Diversification

book_alt2 icon Report Report by Shiyong Park, Winny Chen, and Rudy deLeon makes the case for America's diversification of energy.

By Shiyong Park, Winny Chen, and Rudy deLeon | Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Obama’s European Listening Tour

At the 45th Munich conference on security policy in February, vice-president Joe Biden reminded America's European allies that the United States is ready to listen again. Referring to President Barack Obama's strategic review of US policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan in advance of Nato's 60th anniversary summit, Biden noted: "We seek ideas and input from you and all of our partners."

By Rudy deLeon and Spencer P. Boyer | Thursday, March 26, 2009

National Security Strategy Must Combine Diplomacy, Might, and Strong Alliances

Just over three months from now, our next president will enter the White House, inheriting a host of serious national-security challenges—two wars, a financial system in havoc, a mountain of debt, and an America more alone than at any point in recent history. But our 44th president will have a unique opportunity and a clear duty to steer the United States toward new and progressive national-security priorities.

By Rudy deLeon and Winny Chen | Sunday, September 28, 2008

The Coldest Days of the Cold War

book_alt2 icon Report The next U.S. president can learn much from looking at that time and the approaches of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy.

By John Gans, Rudy deLeon, and Winny Chen | Friday, September 26, 2008

Changing Rationales

This timeline of Bush administration quotes on Iraq, compiled by Bryan Thomas and Rudy deLeon, recounts the words and pledges that were offered during the past five years of the current conflict.

By Bryan Thomas and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, May 1, 2008

Share the Burden: Making Economic and Patriotic Sacrifices

President George W. Bush's recent budget request to Congress proposes that more than $2 trillion of tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 be made permanent - and it requests almost $200 billion in new funding for continuing operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. When Congress considers these requests, it should also consider the sacrifices being asked of the men and women of our armed forces and their families, all of whom are carrying a disproportionate burden of waging a war with deficit spending.

By Rudy deLeon and Bryan Thomas | Monday, March 24, 2008

Rudy deLeon

Rudy deLeon is the Senior Vice President of National Security and International Policy at American Progress in Washington, D.C. He serves on several nonprofit boards and is a part-time college instructor. deLeon is also a former senior U.S. Department of Defense official, staff director on Capitol Hill, and retired corporate executive. For five years, beginning […]

Tuesday, November 27, 2007