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From 2016 Republicans, Disarray on National Security Issues
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From 2016 Republicans, Disarray on National Security Issues

Brian Katulis examines the 2016 Republican presidential candidates' heated rhetoric about national security.

The Republican Party is in disarray over national security, a key issue of the 2016 election.

The rise of Islamic State and, in particular, the November attacks in Paris and in San Bernardino, Calif., cemented national security and the threat from terrorism at the fore of the presidential campaign. Although the GOP for decades drew higher public approval ratings on national security matters, Republicans are struggling to define a coherent, cohesive policy vision at the leadership level.

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 (Brian Katulis)

Brian Katulis

Former Senior Fellow