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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 […]

Arise News: Arise Review 3/23

Truman Project Fellow Job Henning discusses the situation in Ukraine after Russian intervention in Crimea. Watch the full clip here

Don’t Just Sanction Russia, Deter It

The initial Western response to Russian aggression in Crimea has emphasized diplomacy and economic measures, and a temporary show of military support to North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies bordering on the former Soviet Union. With Russian forces now occupying some positions in the southern mainland and massing on Ukraine’s eastern border, stronger — and permanent — […]

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