Truman National Security Project

Risk, Recruitment and Retention: An All-Hands Discussion

Today, the Truman Project, USIP, the McCain Institute and the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy hosted an event called: Risk, Recruitment and Retention: Engaging Foreign Publics in High Threat Environments. Truman Project and CNP Chairman of the Board, the Hon. Doug Wilson, delivered the opening remarks, highlighting some of the unsung heroes—civilians—who have worked in […]

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Designing a Better World via International Cooperation

As I stepped off the plane last week in Entebbe, Uganda, I was welcomed into the country by an all-white jet emblazoned with the letters “UN” staring at me from across the tarmac. It was an appropriate welcome, because the United Nations in Africa can be seen as a symbol of both the risks and […]

7 Real Consequences of Climate Change as Told by the Pentagon

Since the 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, the Department of Defense has declared global climate change a “threat multiplier,” exacerbating the challenges the U.S. military faces at home and abroad. Check out the seven examples below, and then be sure to read the DoD’s 2014 Climate Change Adaptation Roadmap—a new Pentagon plan for adapting to and […]

It’s October 3rd, So Let Mean Girls Explain the Iran Negotiations

In November 2013, the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, China, and Germany (P5+1) started negotiations with Iran over the Iranian nuclear program – a program that many feared could be used to secretly develop nuclear weapons. Under the “interim agreement” that began last November, all parties agreed to a six month window for negotiations […]

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Executive Director Mike Breen Discusses Connection Between National Security and Energy at 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit

Washington, DC – Former U.S. Army Captain to Headline 8th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, Discuss Connection Between National Security and Energy Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen to Discuss Need for Expanded Sources of Renewable Energy San Diego, Calif. – Former U.S. Army Captain and Truman Project Executive Director Mike Breen will speak at the 2014 Algae […]

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Reaction to President’s Address on ISIL

Washington, DC – Tonight, Truman National Security Project Executive Director Mike Breen released the following statement in response to President Obama’s speech on ISIL this evening. “As a community of post-9/11 leaders, we, like the majority of Americans are weary of the prospects of continued war and sacrifice in the Middle East. We also understand that […]

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Breen on MSNBC: “40,000 Yazidis were going to die last week; they’re not gonna die now. That’s progress.”

As the Iraqi military launched a new offensive in Tikrit, Executive Director Michael Breen joined MSNBC’s The Cycle to discuss the U.S. role in combating the Islamic State (formerly ISIS). Seeing the U.S. engaged in Iraq once again is a tough pill to swallow, says Breen, but there’s a clear national security threat and a […]

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US Airstrikes and Humanitarian Aid in Iraq; Michael Breen’s POV

Last week, President Obama authorized US airstrikes on ISIL forces in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga. He also ordered humanitarian aid be delivered to Yazidis fleeing the persecution of the Islamic State. Truman Project Executive Director Michael Breen joined guest host Kristen Welker on MSNBC’s News Nation on August 12th to explain why the US […]

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    Free Information Session for Aspiring Presidential Appointees (Members Only)
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    Asia Expert Group Event featuring Brian Joseph (Members Only)
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    San Francisco October Chapter Meeting (Members Only)
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