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4 Ways Chuck Hagel Can Improve Cyber Security

Newly sworn-in Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel survived a bitter confirmation process. For weeks, those opposed to his nomination fixated on comments he made more than a decade ago. Although Mr. Hagel’s road to the Obama cabinet was focused on the past, his tenure in office will focus on preparing the military for the threats of the future. Cybersecurity […]

Just Who Do They Represent: At Hagel Hearing, Concern for Israel Tops U.S. Troops in Combat

When Senator Mike Lee took his turn to cross-examine defense-secretary nominee Chuck Hagel during last Thursday’s confirmation hearing, he expressed considerable concern for Israel’s security. “Let’s say those Palestinians who have engaged in acts of terrorism, perhaps in retaliation against Israel for Israel defending itself,” the Republican from Utah asked, ”do they have a legitimate gripe?” Hagel […]

Time: Just Who Do They Represent: At Hagel Hearing, Concern for Israel Tops U.S. Troops in Combat

Truman Fellow Brandon Friedman discusses priorities in the Hagel confirmation hearings. When Senator Mike Lee took his turn to cross-examine defense-secretary nominee Chuck Hagel during last Thursday’s confirmation hearing, he expressed considerable concern for Israel’s security. “Let’s say those Palestinians who have engaged in acts of terrorism, perhaps in retaliation against Israel for Israel defending itself,” the Republican […]

PolicyMic: Kerry and Hagel Have a Chance to Shine, By Cleaning Up the Mess in Afghanistan

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, […]

National Defense: What to Expect from Obama’s New National Security Team

Sandra I. Erwin on the insights provided by the Truman/CNP event on the President’s new national security team. The emerging national security theme for President Obama’s second term could be summed up in one phrase: How to avoid war and continue to kill terrorists. The new team — John Kerry as secretary of state, Chuck […]

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