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Iraq

Jake Stokes: What to Leave Behind in Iraq

News Real Clear World 17 August 2011
Terrorism & National Security

5 Years since Madrid

Report 11 March 2009
Today marks the fifth anniversary of the Madrid train bombings that killed 191-- and exactly seven and a half years since 9/11. To limit the chance that this happens again, we ask what the most important steps are that we can take today, at home and abroad, to keep ourselves safe from terrorism.
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Diplomacy

A Comprehensive Strategy for the Middle East

Report 5 March 2009
Fewer than 50 days into his Presidency, Barack Obama has begun to set a different framework for how America deals with the Middle East. There is no question that today America’s choices and flexibility in the region are far greater than they were only 50 days ago.
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Diplomacy

A Powerful First Month of Symbolism and Substance

Report 20 February 2009
One month into his tenure, President Obama has demonstrated that he will transform several hallmarks of his campaign into a coherent approach to the world. A clear message has been sent, and received enthusiastically, from tv viewers in the Arab world to citizens on the streets of Ottawa.  Ultimately, they will be judged less on these early diplomatic actions than on their ability to produce results
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Diplomacy

New Tone Struck At Munich – But Trans-Atlantic Challenges Remain

Report 9 February 2009
This year’s Munich Security Conference saw a change in tone from Americans and Europeans alike, as US leaders pledged to forge a new cooperative relationship and Europeans reciprocated appreciatively.
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Terrorism & National Security

Upholding Values, Securing America

Report 23 January 2009
This week, President Barack Obama used his first few days in office to dramatically revamp U.S. foreign policy. President Obama has outlined a vision that restores American diplomacy, makes prudent use of our armed forces, and upholds our best values – making our core values a fundamental part of the effort to protect America, not an obstacle to it. 
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Governor Palin’s Shaky Foreign Policy Performance

Report 3 October 2008
At last night’s debate Governor Palin failed to distinguish Senator McCain’s foreign policy from the failed approach of George W. Bush. Like Bush and McCain, Palin could not enunciate a clear strategy and endgame for how to effectively end the Iraq War. Palin consistently failed to answer questions. She relied heavily on talking points and did not demonstrate that she has a deep understanding of the critical issues of national security.
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NSN National Security Vice Presidential Debate Survival Kit

Press Release Washington, D.C. 1 October 2008
Afghanistan

Progressives Have Always Called for a Greater Focus on Afghanistan

Report 15 July 2008
Since 2002 progressives have been making the case that Iraq is distracting us from the main fight against Al Qaeda.
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