Military Leadership

Op-Ed

Defense's Realist Rebel

Author: Michael J. Gerson
Washington Post

Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ realism and the success of the Gates Doctrine has helped put at least one aspect of US foreign policy back on course, says Michael Gerson.

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Policy Innovation Memorandum No. 56

Reforming the U.S. International Military Education and Training Program

Author: Joshua Kurlantzick

The International Military Education and Training (IMET) program, which provides U.S. government funds to members of foreign militaries to take classes at U.S. military facilities, has the potential to be a powerful tool of U.S. influence. Joshua Kurlantzick explains how the program can be reformed to more effectively promote U.S. interests.

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