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Military

McCain’s Claims on Military Spending Do Not Add Up

Report 10 September 2008
This week John McCain tried to make support for the Army’s Future Combat Systems program a litmus test for supporting our troops. Yet just two months ago McCain put forward a budget plan that explicitly proposed ending this and other Pentagon procurement programs.
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Terrorism & National Security

More Focus Must Be Placed On Fighting Terrorism

Report 19 August 2008
The bi-annual terrorism survey by the Center for American Progress and Foreign Policy magazine shows that experts agree that more emphasis needs to be placed on fighting terrorism and that withdrawing from Iraq would help the U.S. in the fight against terrorism.
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Pakistan

Bush’s Musharraf Policy Comes to a Failed Conclusion

Report 18 August 2008
In another stinging blow to the Bush administration, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf resigned from office today. It has been a disastrous ten days for the Bush administration, which has seen the complete collapse of its Russia policy and now the failed end of its Pakistan policy.
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Pakistan

Dealing with Pakistan

Report 30 July 2008
Events in Pakistan along the Pak-Afghan border continue to remind us that the terrorist safe haven in that border area represents the greatest direct threat to the U.S. homeland. The Bush administration has increasingly put pressure on the Pakistani government to do more to address this threat. Unfortunately, after giving the Musharraf government a blank check for six years the new government and the Pakistani people are less inclined to be responsive.
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Afghanistan

John McCain Has Consistently Neglected Afghanistan

Report 16 July 2008
While progressives have led on Afghanistan for the past six years, John McCain has been absent.
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Iraq

MESSAGE TO THE COMMUNITY ON IRAQ

Report 15 July 2008
Iraq remains a strategic failure. Progressives must continue to highlight a number of core differences between them and conservatives as the debate enters a new phase.
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Afghanistan

Time to Focus on the Greatest Danger

Report 3 July 2008
The fight to stabilize Afghanistan and drive out al Qaeda and the Taliban for good has been stalled by Washington’s misbegotten fixation on Iraq.
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Energy

Americans Are Paying at the Pump for the Failed Foreign Policies of the Bush Administration

Report 1 July 2008
Respected industry experts have long drawn the connection between global instability, failed Bush Administration foreign policies, and the rising price of oil.
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Afghanistan

NATO Alliance Struggles in Afghanistan in the Wake of U.S. Neglect and Failed Diplomacy

Report 12 June 2008
Perhaps no theater is as important to NATO’s future as Afghanistan, but bitter disagreement over the war in Iraq, as well as policy choices in Afghanistan, and the resulting backlash in European public opinion, has made it politically difficult for European leaders to increase their commitments.
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Pakistan

U.S. Lacks Pakistan Strategy

News Washington Independent 25 April 2008