Truman National Security Project


Foreign Policy: The New York Times Op-Ed Page Owes Veterans a Large and Immediate Apology

Truman National Security Project Defense Council Member Captain Jesse Sloman explains why a recent New York Times op-ed alleging that veterans are significant contributors to white hate groups is incorrect and offensive to veterans. Kathleen Belew’s New York Times op-ed “Veterans and White Supremacy” has generated a fierce response for its attempt to connect military service with membership in […]


Truman Project Defense Council member LT Scott Cheney-Peters, discusses private naval operations in South East Asia and their impact on the region. In a week-long operation in June 2010, 6 vessels were attacked and robbed over a 130-mile span while in a nearby strait armed security contractors kept watch for the pirate threat.1The same waters have […]

Women in International Security: 3 Years After Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Dire Warnings Ring Hollow

Truman Project Fellow Kayla Williams explains how early fears about the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell have ended up being inconsequential. In the lead-up to the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, the law that barred gay and lesbian troops from serving openly in the military, there were dire warnings: Homosexuality would be incompatible with […]

Boston Herald: Experts: U.S. won’t make any military moves

Truman Project Fellow Jason Stanford is quoted on military deployment in Eastern Europe and whether it can deter Russian action in the region. But Jason Stanford of the Truman National Security Project, a Democratic defense think tank, countered that militarizing Europe failed to deter Russian President Vladimir Putin from invading Georgia during the Bush administration. […]

The Daily Beast: Women Don’t Shy From Combat

Truman Project Fellow Kayla Williams disproves reports that women in the military are unwilling to switch into combat jobs. “Few women want combat jobs” a recent headline announced. I was startled—this was a totally different impression than I got at a December 2013 Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS) meeting when a U.S. Army […]

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