Truman National Security Project

Truman Project Statement on Donald Trump’s IED Comments

Washington, D.C. — Truman National Security Project President and CEO Michael Breen issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s comments on IEDs: “IEDs killed and wounded thousands of Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan. A lot of them were in armored vehicles. Even when the best-armored vehicles stop the shrapnel—which they don’t always successfully do—a blast wave moving at more […]

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Policy Q&A: ISIL Motivations and CVE

Introduction On Sunday, December 6, President Obama used his third Oval Office address to reassure the American people about the U.S. responses to threats from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and those whom they inspire.  The President rightly described ISIL as a “cult of death” and called on leaders to speak […]

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Truman National Security Project’s Texas Chapter Calls for Renewed Commitment to Refugees

Our nation is built on a commitment to the idea that all people have certain inalienable rights—chief among these being the rights to life and liberty. We stood for these values at our nation’s inception as the basis for its existence. We stand now for these values every day at home and abroad, protecting these […]

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West Point Screening of The Burden

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SASC Women in Combat Hearing: Truman Statement

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) will hold a hearing on the implementation of the Secretary of Defense’s decision to open all ground combat roles to qualified women. Michael Breen, President and CEO of the Truman National Security Project, and an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said: “Those of us […]

Truman Project Statement on Senate Refugee Vote

Washington, D.C. – Truman National Security Project President and CEO Mike Breen issued the below statement on the Senate vote on the America SAFE Act. “What may seem like harmless, inside the beltway political gamesmanship actually has real world implications on America’s security. “This legislation and the message it sends would make us less safe […]

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Statement on Sec. Carter Opening Combat Jobs to Women

Washington, D.C. – In response to the news that Sec. Carter will open all combat jobs to women, Michael Breen, President and CEO of the Truman National Security Project, and an Army veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said: “Those of us who served in harm’s way with women already know: gender is not the measure […]

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Truman Project Statement on Refugee Legislation

Washington, D.C. – Truman National Security Project President and CEO Michael Breen today released the below statement on the proposed America SAFE Act: “This legislation, based on misinformation and driven by fear, is an abdication of leadership and American values. To be clear: no refugee makes it to America’s shores without undergoing an extensive background investigation by […]

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