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DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 16, 2020
A Bipartisan Call For A Clear Iraq Strategy
Yesterday, the Senate overwhelmingly passed a resolution that represented a stinging, bipartisan rebuke to the Bush administration's "Just Trust Us" approach to the immediate and long-range future of our involvement in Iraq.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
A Smarter Fight
By Will Marshall
Is there a Third Way on Iraq? A band of progressive strategists thinks there is.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Barbaric Ideas
By Tony Blair
Nine days after the July 7 terrorist bombings in London, Prime Minister Tony Blair told the British people that they must confront the "evil ideology" that generated the attacks -- not only the barbaric deeds of the killers but their ideas as well.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
National Security, Plus
By Tim Roemer
We need to make sure that our national security message can combine military strength with the goodness and justice of economic assistance and law enforcement.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
No Equivalence
An excerpt from Tony Blair's press conference after the London bombings in July.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 21, 2020
Security Gap
By Lt. Gen. Daniel W. Christman
Prohibitions on ROTC and recruitment at some colleges are worsening the Army's leadership gap. Democrats can close their own security gap by challenging those bans and embracing the military.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | October 7, 2020
Idea of the Week: Rules For Detainees
The debate over the McCain Amendment is not about which rules to apply for detainees; it's a debate about whether to have rules at all. And in the United States of America, there is only one defensible answer to that question.

DLC | Transcript | July 25, 2020
National Conversation Panel Discussion: Security
Panel members include former Congressman Tim Roemer (D-IN), a member of the 9/11 Commission; and Peter Beinart, editor of The New Republic.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2020
Equal Access Denied
By Steven J. Nider
Most Americans feel an abiding sense of gratitude toward the men and women who are fighting so ably and bravely today in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the U.S. military is persona non grata on many of America's elite college campuses. This isn't just a paradox, it's a scandal -- and progressive patriots should demand an end to it.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2020
Life After 7/7
By Bruce Reed
George Orwell, who wrote so eloquently and clearly about Britain's role in both world wars, is my favorite political philosopher. The lessons of his writings seemed especially resonant following the tragic July 7 bombings in London.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 23, 2020
Valuing Patriotism
By Will Marshall
American voters know that 9/11 put national security back at the center of politics. Democrats should unify behind a new progressive patriotism.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 22, 2020
Liberal's War
By Peter Ross Range
Here's a novel idea: The war on terror should be, above all, a liberal's war.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 15, 2020
Idea of the Week: Bring Gitmo Under the Rule of Law
Let's be clear about this: Most of the detainees at the U.S. camp at Guantanamo Bay are dangerous terrorists. But more than three years after many of them were first captured, it's time to regularize their treatment according to our own values -- the values we are defending in the war on terror.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 8, 2020
Idea of the Week: Clarity About Terrorism
American or British, left or right, pro-Iraq-War or anti-Iraq-War, it is our common values that make us a target for attacks like those on London and we need to face them together.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 7, 2020
The Threat Continues
It's the collective nature of the security threat posed by those behind the London attacks that we must all come to grips with today. That is why it is important for Americans to affirm today that we are all Europeans.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | March 15, 2020
Honor the Guard
By Sen. Tom Carper
In a time of war, it is only right that we should ask what we can do for those who serve our country so well.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | March 9, 2020
Supporting Our Troops
If Democrats are not willing to demonstrate solidarity with U.S. troops in fundamental ways, then all the military family and veterans benefits in the world will not dispel the suspicion that we don't share their values and truly honor their sacrifices.

DLC | New Dem Daily | January 21, 2021
Idea of the Week: Supporting the Troops on the Home Front
Across the country, Democratic state officials are beginning to take action to provide tangible help for the families of National Guardsmen and Reservists.

DLC | New Dem Daily | October 28, 2020
Record Versus Rhetoric on Anti-Terrorism
In an incautiously frank moment, Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney complained about Bush administration incompetence in working with states and localities on homeland security.

DLC | New Dem Daily | October 4, 2020
Terrorist Watch Lists: Three Years, No Action
This perpetual delay in accomplishing one of the simplest steps needed to track down and stop terrorists operating in the United States is especially maddening at a time when the president is campaigning for re-election on the claim that he is the indispensable man in keeping Americans safe.

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