Jeb Bush Lays out Limited Foreign Policy Vision

February 20, 2015

On Wednesday, Jeb Bush laid out the foreign policy framework for his anticipated presidential campaign in a speech at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. Bush’s remarks covered a broad range of subjects, and while he identified many of the pressing international challenges facing the United States, his remarks lacked clarity or solutions. As the […]

NSN Mentioned in Yahoo News on Pres. Obama’s AUMF

February 17, 2015

Constitution Check: Is the President actually giving up some of his war powers? By Lyle Denniston February 17, 2015 | Yahoo News President Obama has won significant praise, from scholars, pundits and some politicians, for his action last week in recommending limits on a new move to wage military action against the Islamic State in Iraq […]

NSN Quoted in Daily Kos on the AUMF against ISIL

February 13, 2015

Okaying an AUMF against ISIL may prove impossible, but that won’t stop U.S. military action By Meteor Blades February 13, 2015 | Daily Kos As worded, President Obama’s proposed authorization to use military force against the murderous extremists of ISIL would guarantee more years of perpetual war. It would permit attacks against a wide range of […]

Paul Eaton Quoted in 7 News on American and Iraqi Military Response to ISIS

January 12, 2015

General Eaton oversaw the last US mission to train Iraq’s military after the fall of Saddam Hussein.He likens the current attempt to reconstruct the army during this conflict to “building an airplane in flight.” Islamic State: US facing long war to retake Iraqi territory and defeat Islamist insurgents By Michael Vincent  January 12, 2015 | 7 News  […]

“Strategic Patience” – Not Expansion – Needed in Fight Against Islamic State

November 17, 2014

Carefully Considering an Islamic State AUMF

November 12, 2014

NSN Islamic State AUMF Brief Quoted by Lawfare

September 18, 2014

September 18, 2014 | Lawfare At the National Security Network, Bill French and J. Dana Stuster released a policy brief entitled, “Navigating an AUMF for the Islamic State: Toward a High-Standard Authorization.” They offer the following advice for constructing a new AUMF: “First, Congress should ensure that the Administration meets its burden of justifying an escalation of […]

Paul Eaton Quoted by the New York Times on Obama’s ISIS Strategy

A White House Position That Stands on a Narrow Definition of War By Mark Landler September 18, 2014 | New York Times The American advisers are armed, and if they are shot at by the enemy, they are authorized to return fire. In a close combat advisory role in a city, experts said, the American […]

National Security Network Quoted by Project on Defense Alternatives

September 17, 2014

Washington Leads with Militarized Responses September 17, 2014 | Project on Defense Alternatives Budget Effects Proponents of increasing the DoD budget have been busy ‘making hay’ from the ISIS and Putin threats.  The National Security Network has a good summary of why new military activities in the Middle East do not require additional defense spending: […]

Paul Eaton Quoted by the New York Times on the Islamic State

September 16, 2014

U.S. General Open to Ground Forces in Fight Against ISIS in Iraq By Mark Landler and Jeremy Peters September 16, 2014 | New York Times The challenge will come, General Dempsey said, when Iraqi and Kurdish forces try to drive the militants out of densely populated urban areas like Mosul. In those cases, General Dempsey […]

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