Congress needs to do real oversight about how and whether the current wars should continue before considering any new AUMF.
The Russian attack on U.S. democracy began in 2014 and is more wide-ranging and coordinated than previously understood. How the United States responds requires a strategy that both applies pressure on Russia via additional sanctions and improves the United States’ defensive capabilities against further Russian interference.
The future of U.S. national security and a liberal democratic world depends on America embracing democratic values, locking arms with its democratic allies to stem the rise of authoritarianism, and growing the community of democratic nations.
To best advance U.S. interests and values, the United States should launch a renewed diplomatic effort to de-escalate Syria’s civil war.
Turkey should build upon recent progress investing in renewable energy to transition its energy system and reduce its reliance on imported fossil fuels.
Congress must require the U.S. Defense Department to investigate and report on allegations that the United Arab Emirates is torturing Yemeni detainees.
President Trump’s new war Cabinet picks risk pushing the United States toward devastating wars.
President Trump has proposed an unnecessarily large increase in the defense budget that will actually weaken national security.
The Senate tax bill squeezes the middle class, wastes America’s fiscal resources, set up fiscal cliffs, cut off federal revenues needed to support economic and national security priorities, and further concentrates economic and political power.
As President Trump continues to send threatening tweets aimed at North Korea’s leader, he jeopardizes the lives of millions of people who fall within the zone of a possible nuclear attack.
The United States must take immediate action to de-escalate tensions.
Congress must debate the wars and Trump’s lack of fitness before any consideration of war authority.
The United States should choose a pragmatic path forward to ensure the strict implementation of the nuclear agreement and counter Iran’s destabilizing policies.
President Trump owes the American people more direct answers about what his new strategy actually includes, and what it hopes to achieve, before considering sending more young men and women into battle.
The president’s fiscal year 2018 defense budget increases funding for the Department of Defense by cutting support for efforts to increase international stability and promote effective governance at the Pentagon.