Terrorism and Homeland Security

A misguided effort against Islamic State | J. Dana Stuster

March 2, 2015

A misguided effort against Islamic State By J. Dana Stuster, NSN Policy Analyst  March 2, 2015 | LA Times  Since President Obama asked Congress in February for a new Authorization for Use of Military Force against Islamic State, the proposal has been under attack by hawkish members of Congress. “My goal is to do no […]

Why Limits in an ISIL AUMF are Necessary | Bill French

February 27, 2015

Why Limits in an ISIL AUMF are Necessary By Bill French, NSN Policy Analyst  February 27, 2015 | The Hill This week Congress begins considering an authorization for use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State. So far, the debate has focused on how specific a potential authorization should be. The administration has requested a modestly limited authorization and some in Congress want an even […]

TIME’s Mark Thompson Quotes NSN Report on Confronting the Islamic State

February 26, 2015

U.S. Military Plan For Looming ISIS Offensive Takes Shape Mark Thompson, Pulitzer Prize-winner who has covered national security and the military since 1979, and for Time since 1994 February 26, 2015 Clearing is relatively easy, but clearing and holding Islamic State territory is the goal Every U.S. military official says degrading and defeating the Islamic […]

NSN Signs Coalition Letter Urging Congress to Rein in 2001 AUMF

Coalition Urges Congress To Rein In Sweeping 2001 War Authorization Jennifer Bendery February 26, 2015 | Huffington Post WASHINGTON — As Congress turns its attention to President Barack Obama’s request to use military force against the Islamic State, more than a dozen groups are urging lawmakers to rein in a sweeping 2001 war authorization that […]

Getting to an Effective and Well-Defined AUMF for the Islamic State

February 25, 2015

This week, Congress is beginning the process of considering a new authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against the Islamic State. The authorization recently proposed by the White House has positive and negative aspects, as NSN has noted previously. But with additional analysis coming out about the Administration’s proposal and Secretary Kerry’s Senate […]

6 Key Takeaways on Confronting the Islamic State

February 18, 2015

Today, the Obama Administration is convening a summit on countering violent extremism. Representatives from more than 60 countries are meeting to discuss ways to prevent radicalization and terrorism. The summit illustrates that fighting terrorist groups like the Islamic State is about more than military strategy in Iraq and Syria. As Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton (Ret.) […]

Politico Pro Features NSN Report on U.S. Options to Combat ISIS

NSN report details new strategy to fight ISIL Philip Ewing February 18, 2015 | Politico Pro (subscription based) The Obama administration should scale back its ambitions to train Syrian fighters to take on the Islamic State, a new report urges, and instead focus on containing the terrorists. The left-leaning National Security Network says President Barack Obama’s strategy […]

REPORT: Confronting the Islamic State

February 17, 2015

An Assessment of U.S. Strategic Options Policy Report by J. Dana Stuster and Bill French Foreword by Maj. Gen. Paul Eaton, USA (Ret.) February 2015 The National Security Network (NSN) is pleased to release a new policy report, Confronting the Islamic State: An Assessment of U.S. Strategic Options. The report, which features a foreword by […]

Obama’s ISIL AUMF: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

February 11, 2015

This morning, the White House sent Congress the text of its proposed Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against the Islamic State. The proposed legislation includes strengths and weaknesses that deserve careful analysis and debate. Overall, the proposal would set important, if imperfect, limits on the war against the Islamic State, including: a three-year […]

Top 5 Questions for Ashton Carter’s Confirmation Hearing

February 2, 2015

Later this week, the Senate is scheduled to consider Ashton Carter’s nomination for Secretary of Defense. New leadership at the Pentagon provides an opportunity for policy changes that require careful thought and effective dialogue with Congress. The nomination hearing can begin this process by digging into some of the critical questions facing the Department of […]

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