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  • Commentary posted November 4, 2014 by James Jay Carafano, Ph.D. U.S. Troops are Unrivaled in Carrying out Humanitarian Missions

    Obama called it a "national security" mission - a clear misuse of the term. Americans should be wary of Washington's growing tendency to make every project a priority simply by appending "security" to the issue. National security efforts by design are statist, centralized, top-down activities. So when government says it wants to focus on climate security, energy…

  • WebMemo posted June 16, 2011 by Sally McNamara Training Afghanistan’s Security Forces: NATO Has Made Solid Progress

    Speaking in Brussels last week, outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates predicted a “dim, if not dismal future for the transatlantic alliance.” He stated:  The blunt reality is that there will be dwindling appetite and patience in the U.S. Congress…to expend increasingly precious funds on behalf of nations that are apparently unwilling to devote the necessary…

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