Category Archives: Doctrine Blog

#RealityDoesntExist Is a Dangerous Foreign Policy

This past college basketball season, fans of the national champion Kentucky Wildcats dialed up their in-state rivalry with the hated Louisville Cardinals – by ignoring them. A “Louisville Doesn’t Exist” campaign was started, which quickly caught on and made its way to Twitter, morphing into the popular hashtag: #LouisvilleDoesntExist. In the context of intense sports…
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Obama Administration Fails to Address the Legality of Targeted Killing

In a speech at the Wilson Center on April 30, John Brennan, Assistant to the President on Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, addressed the subject of targeted killing. In particular, he set out to explain the legality, ethics, and operational wisdom of the policy of using drone-mounted missiles to kill suspected terrorists and insurgents in countries…
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Thiessen Forgets His Lessons

The problem with our conservative friends is that they know so many things that just aren't true. There is an important and profound discussion happening today about the role of America in the world. At its heart is the question of how to maintain security and strength without sacrificing the promise of our national potential…
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