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Obama’s National Security Team Demonstrates Broad Consensus on a Progressive Foreign Policy

Report 1 December 2008
Today, President-elect Obama introduced an impressive national security team today that includes independents, Republicans and Democrats.  This diverse team shares commitment to the President-elect’s foreign policy principles, and to the agenda first laid out by President-Elect Obama and progressives during the campaign.
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Iraq

Iraq Agreement Brings Us One Step Closer to Redeployment

Report 17 November 2008
Yesterday the Iraqi cabinet approved a security agreement that stipulates that the withdrawal of American forces from Iraq should take place by the end of 2011. This reflects a growing consensus that it is time for American forces to redeploy.
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Iraq

Broad Consensus on Next Steps in Iraq

Report 13 November 2008
One of the unnoticed evolutions in Iraq policy over the past few months is that there is now a broad consensus both here and in Iraq that for the sake of American and Iraqi interests it is time for American forces to redeploy.
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Military

Keeping Our Promises to Our Veterans

Report 11 November 2008
We mark Veterans’ Day in order to honor the men and women who have served our country bravely and sacrifice so much. A new generation of service members returning from Afghanistan and Iraq demands renewed commitment from us to keep society’s promise to them – healthcare and education, but also reintegration into a nation that values their sacrifices and uses them wisely
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Military

Keeping Our Promises to Veterans

Press Release Washington, D.C. 11 November 2008

Memo to the Community: Newspaper Presidential Endorsements and National Security

Report 31 October 2008
Conventional wisdom views national security and foreign policy issues as conservative turf. But over the past few years, and especially in this presidential election, progressives have become more assertive in outlining their own vision of national security. Today progressives are speaking about national security with greater confidence than at any time in recent memory and have consistently demonstrated the inadequacy of the conservative world view.
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Bush Has Made America Less Safe

Report 30 October 2008
Iraq

McCain’s Reckless Incoherence on Syria

Report 28 October 2008
The Bush administration had no official comment concerning a clandestine attack by U.S. Special Operations forces into Syria. Senator Obama also refused to comment publicly on such a sensitive military operation. Yet the McCain campaign responded with a press release that argued that this operation would not have happened in an Obama administration and attacked Obama for advocating diplomatic engagement with Syria. McCain’s argument is not just reckless but incoherent.
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