CAP Action's Rudy deLeon testifies before the House Armed Services Committee on the problems and failures in the military contracting process.
Report Report by Shiyong Park, Winny Chen, and Rudy deLeon makes the case for America's diversification of energy.
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."
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.
Report The next U.S. president can learn much from looking at that time and the approaches of Presidents Eisenhower and Kennedy.
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.
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.
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 [...]