“Victory has a hundred fathers, but defeat is an orphan,” writes Max Boot as he analyzes the habit of U.S. generals passing the buck when it comes to the failures in Iraq.
Michael Gerson suggests that McCain should pay close attention to the British conservatives, as he may have a thing or two to learn from the reincarnation of “compassionate conservatism.”
Listen to experts discuss suggested measures the U.S. government could take to react to and function after a catostrophic event in the nation's capital.
Washington showing little appetite to reign the corrupt in, one well-financed lawyer is trying his best to shed light on these profiteers, and his target is none other than Cheney's KBR.
This special report from the United States Institute of Peace says that Iraq’s neighbors are playing a major role—both positive and negative—in the country’s worsening crisis, and reviews the interests and influence of the countries surrounding Iraq and the impact on U.S. bilateral relations.
Lt. Col. Paul Yingling writes in the Armed Forces Journal that the current difficulties in the Iraq war are largely caused by a crisis in American's general officer corps.
Former House Speaker and prospective presidential candidate Newt Gingrich urges a more bipartisan approach to solving problems from Iraq to homeland security and hints he may enter the race late this year.
At this Council event, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discusses why he thinks the United States needs to make sweeping institutional and strategic reforms in order to meet developing challenges to its economy and national security.
Listen to former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich outline what he believes are the major challenges and threats facing the United States and his ideas for institutional and strategic reforms.
Steven M. Kosiak, director of budget studies at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments, discusses the Bush administration's proposed FY07 homeland security budget.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has some of the most extensive acquisition needs within theU.S. government. This report summarizes GAO reports and testimonies, which have reported on various aspects of DHS acquisitions. It examines areas where DHS has been successful in promoting collaboration among its various organizations, challenges it still faces in integrating the acquisition function across the department, and DHS' implementation of an effective review process for its major, complex investments. Since its establishment in March 2003, DHS has been faced with assembling 23 separate federal agencies and organizations with multiple missions and cultures into one department. This mammoth task involved a variety of transformational efforts, one of which is to design and implement the necessary management structure and processes for the acquisition of goods and services. The report highlights the need for improved oversight of contractors and adherence to a rigorous management review process.
Few would challenge the intelligence credentials of Lt. Gen. Michael V. Hayden. But there are deep concerns among many lawmakers whether it is appropriate that he run the embattled CIA.
People naturally disagree about who is responsible for the partisan tone and tactics in Washington, DC, these days, but most agree on this: It's worse, it's more intense, and it's nastier. And few on either side are enjoying it much.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
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