Peter Ogden outlines a strategy for boosting our national security by reducing dependence on oil from unstable and hostile regimes.
The U.S.-led invasion of Iraq began four years ago. Here's an assessment of what the war has cost us in lives, funds, and lost opportunities.
When the U.S. military struck at suspected Al Qaeda terrorists in Somalia, it showed its ability to strike anywhere in the world. Unfortunately, the response afterward also showed that the United States still lacks a clear vision or strategy concerning how it should integrate “hard power” counterterrorism tactics with more “soft power” capabilities. Read more [...]
P.J. Crowley says new legislation is a good first step, but better rail and chemical security must anticipate vulnerabilities and fix them now.
Reps. Reyes and Shays highlight findings of the new, nonpartisan survey of top foreign policy experts from CAP and FOREIGN POLICY.
CAP and FOREIGN POLICY find that top security experts believe the world is becoming more dangerous for the U.S. and the American people.
Senior Policy Analyst Caroline Wadhams outlines an action plan for eliminating al-Qaeda’s power in the Middle East.
Richard Clark says: escalation is not the answer, and continued military involvement is a distraction, a magnet for terrorism, and a waste of lives.
A memo on Iraq from John Podesta, Lawrence J. Korb, and Brian Katulis of the Center for American Progress.
American foreign policy must look beyond the nation state and toward human security, writes Gayle Smith in Democracy.
Lawrence Korb asks the president to take report’s criticisms seriously, and act swiftly to change course in the Middle East.
The United States cannot fight global terrorist networks effectively without redeploying troops from Iraq to focus more energy on Afghanistan.
With Bush’s international credibility low due to Iraq, the U.S. will have to step up and renew its commitment to bring security back to Afghanistan.
Why hasn’t more investigation been done into 9/11 Commission Chairman Zalikow’s close relationship with Secretary Rice?