On Thursday morning, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen released NATO’s Second Annual Report. His presentation was not simply an overview of the past year’s defense priorities and capabilities, but also an opportunity to candidly address the challenges facing the Alliance. Arguably, over the past several years, NATO has conducted missions that even ardent advocates [...]
Truman Fellow Heather Beaven details the life-and-death importance of improving sanitary conditions in Afghanistan, writing for PolicyMic. “[Kerry and Hagel] once belly crawled through the muck of Vietnam. Do they remember it vividly enough to take on “the Poo Pond” of Afghanistan or has it simply been too long since they smelled raw sewage? Yes, [...]
Writing for Foreign Affairs, Truman Fellow Sarah Holewinski advocates for increased protection of–and compensation for–civilians harmed by war. “Everyone knows that civilians suffer in war. Even in lawfully conducted conflicts waged for legitimate causes, they lose lives, limbs, and loved ones. What fewer understand is that there are no laws that oblige warring parties to [...]
Writing for the Huffington Post, Truman Fellow Sarah Holewinski calls for the Obama administration to set a positive global precedent by increasing the transparency of its drone program. President Obama is quite literally writing his legacy on the use of force during his second term. According to media reports, the administration is codifying the hows [...]
Truman Fellow Jonathan Morgenstein discusses the possibility of the complete withdrawal of US forces from Afghanistan and Chuck Hagel’s nomination for Secretary of Defense on America’s Radio News Network. Listen to the show here.