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Hyperbole is not a Strategy

Hyperbole is not a Strategy December 18, 2015 While all the candidates on the Republican debate stage in Las Vegas criticized Democrats on national security issues, very few of them presented anything resembling a clear strategy for tackling the threats facing the United States. Instead, they substituted tough talk, threats,… Read More ›

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Progressives Need to See the Bigger Picture on Iran | John Bradshaw

Progressives Need to See the Bigger Picture on Iran By John Bradshaw, Executive Director of the National Security Network July 30, 2014 | Washington Monthly Progressives who gathered in Detroit two weeks ago for the Netroots convention were not very focused on national security issues, but when those issues did come up there was one loud and clear theme: No more wars in the Middle East. This anti-war sentiment has long been an animating force for progressives and is now understandably heightened by a war weariness shared by a large percentage of the American public. But progressives can contribute more to the national security debate than just a strong voice in opposition to reflexive military solutions. There is a need for a positive progressive vision that supports alternatives to military solutions and finds an appropriate and sustainable role for American national security policy. On one current issue, the effort to reach a nuclear deal with Iran, apprehension about being sucked into another futile Middle Eastern war has motivated many on the left, but there has been less focus on the possible longer terms benefits of a diplomatic agreement in getting U.S. policy in the region on a better track. Talks… Read More ›

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Seeing Past the Theatrics on the Iran Debate

Seeing Past the Theatrics on the Iran Debate July 30, 2015 The NSN Daily Update will be on hiatus during the congressional August recess and return in September. Hearings on Capitol Hill yesterday on the Iran nuclear talks produced serious testimony by Administration witnesses but also enabled considerable uninformed showboating by opponents of a diplomatic agreement with Iran. Wendy Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and David Cohen, Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence, presented testimony on the Hill yesterday to update Congress on the status of the nuclear negotiations with Iran. They noted that the talks in Vienna, which have been extended until November 24, have been productive: significant compromises appear within reach, and as Sherman noted in her prepared statement, “under the [Joint Plan of Action], instead of becoming more dangerous over time, Iran’s nuclear activities have been more constrained, more closely inspected, and more transparent. This is the first true freeze in Iran’s nuclear program in nearly a decade.” Cohen noted that not only does the structure of the sanctions regime against Iran remain in place, but the economic relief Iran has seen under the terms of the Joint Plan of Action has been… Read More ›

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The Case for Repealing the 2002 Iraq AUMF

U.S. Army Spc. Justin Towe scans his area while on a mission with Iraqi army soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 4th Iraqi Army Division in Al Muradia village, Iraq. [US Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andy Dunaway, 3/13/2007] As the debate continues over how the United States should respond to the Islamic State, the Administration last week reiterated its calls to repeal the 2002 Iraq Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF). Indeed, the need for an effective response to the Islamic State not only coincides with the need to repeal the Iraq AUMF, but increases the need to do so. On the one hand, as National Security Advisor Susan Rice argued last week, repealing the Iraq AUMF now would underscore “that ground forces will not be sent into combat in Iraq” as the White House develops and executes plans to counter the Islamic State.  On the other hand, repeal would not hamper the Administration since the authorization is no longer being used.  Moreover, until the Iraq AUMF is repealed, there remains the potential for a future administration to abuse its authority by engaging in military actions that it claims are pursuant to the law but actually are… Read More ›

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