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CommentaryNational Security Is Made of People
For several years, members of Congress and senior defense officials have worried, dramatically and out loud, about the state of military readiness, devoting bipartisan harangu...
By Loren DeJonge Schulman
CommentaryHow to Reform IEEPA
Over the weekend, President Trump cited a 1977 statute, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA), as providing the legal authority he would need to carry throug...
By Peter Harrell
CommentaryCounterintelligence Responsibilities and the 2020 Election: What Are the Rules of the Road?
The attorney general has now directed John Durham, the U.S. attorney in Connecticut, to examine how the FBI’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election bega...
By Carrie Cordero
CommentaryTrump’s Preference for Acting Officials Puts National Security at Risk
President Trump recently announced that his intended nominee for secretary of defense will be Patrick Shanahan, who became—way back in March—America’s longest-serving acting s...
By Carrie Cordero & Joshua A. Geltzer