Welcome to Truman

Welcome to the new official websites for the Truman National Security Project and the Truman Center for National Policy.

Here you will find the online home of our nationwide community, forged in the aftermath of 9/11, that is fighting for America's promise on the battlefield, along the campaign trail, and in the halls of government.

Truman unites more than 1,500 veterans, frontline civilians, policy experts, and political professionals with a shared worldview: America is strongest when we utilize all of our tools – defense, diplomacy, development, and democracy – to engage the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Through policy innovation and political advocacy at the local and national level, we bring talented leaders together to fight for that worldview.

This new website will serve as the definitive resource for anyone looking to learn about Truman. Our approach is as simple as the three buttons on our homepage: Leaders, Ideas, Action.

We convene leaders, who develop ideas to help America lead in the 21st century and then fight for those ideas at the local, state, and federal level. Truman’s 16 chapters and countless expert groups form the backbone of our policy and advocacy work inside the beltway and in communities across the country.

And we do it all based on a set of core values - including the idea that, because we share a common destiny, the United States is stronger and more prosperous when everyone has an opportunity to succeed regardless of race, religion, gender identity, or sexual orientation. The rich diversity of our nation should inform and empower our policy. At Truman, we believe that it’s necessary to draw on the talents of the best and brightest from all walks of life in order to maintain America’s role in today’s world.

It’s a set of values that rejects those who fan the flames of fear and division and thus threaten to weaken our nation. Our experience at home and abroad has taught us that any leader who does not understand what makes America great - who believes our diversity is a weakness and our role in the world a cost we cannot bear - is not fit to serve.

Please take some time to explore our community and learn more about our values and ideas (and look into joining the Truman community!). Thanks for visiting.

Michael Breen is the President and CEO of the Truman National Security Project and the Truman Center for National Policy