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Aggressively Pursuing the Human Rights Agenda

Undoubtedly, effective human rights policy has the ability to enhance the global image of the United States and strengthen its national security.  It is necessitated by the elevated state of threat to our nation and, to an extent, is where these abuses resonate. The reach of human rights policy, while admittedly difficult to quantify, is rooted in our nation’s desire to adhere to the moral principles that championed its own creation centuries ago and its willingness to promote them abroad. Continue reading


Iraqi Security Forces: Are They Ready?

Certainly, Iraq has made much progress over the past four years. Nevertheless, attacks against political leaders and religious minorities, along with religious and tribal conflicts, are not capable of being averted by the current Iraqi Security Forces. With the instability of many governments in the Middle East, the United States has an enormous stake in the outcome of the Iraqi democratic experiment. After such an enormous monetary investment and the enduring sacrifice of thousands, the US cannot leave Iraqi security in the hands of ill-prepared Iraqi Security Forces. Continue reading

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