The Heritage Foundation included a mention of the Truman Project’s upcoming debate on national security. Quick Hits: “The Justice Department secretly obtained two months of telephone records of reporters and editors for The Associated Press in what the news cooperative’s top executive called a ‘massive and unprecedented intrusion,’” AP reported. The IRS scandal keeps growing. [...]
Truman Project Fellow Gail Harris reflects on the days leading up to the US invasion of Iraq. I don’t reflect on the Iraq War’s 10th anniversary because that is a wrong date. The Iraq War began in August 1990 when Iraq invaded Kuwait and continued all through the 1990’s and the early 21st century right up until [...]
Truman Fellow Matt Zeller discusses the portrayal of torture in “Zero Dark Thirty” with Michael Moore on HuffPost Live. Watch the segment here. Zeller is featured 19 minutes into the clip.
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 [...]
Voice of Russia’s Crystal Park talks with Truman Fellow Jonathan Morgenstein about the President’s recent nominations. There have been many activists protesting Brennan’s nomination due to the fact that he appears to support drone strikes. Morganstein says that despite this flaw, Brennan has worked with the CIA for 25 years and “knows the institution inside [...]