World Report

June 2013


Sen. Kelly Ayotte Lays Out GOP Foreign Policy Alternative to Tea Party

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On Wednesday at the Heritage Foundation, in an event co-sponsored with the American Enterprise Institute, Senator Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., delivered a speech entitled "Toward an American Grand Strategy." The speech was interesting and important because it delivers an internationalist perspective for a ...

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foreign policy
Ayotte, Kelly
defense spending
deficit and national debt
national security
Republican Party

Obama’s Climate Change Plan Thinks Too Small

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Global climate change got little reprieve this week from President Barack Obama's climate action plan, which was announced on Tuesday. Beyond the expected nods to renewable and clean energy, cuts to fossil fuel subsidies, vague references to international leadership, delegated direction to the ...

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foreign policy
global warming
energy policy and climate change
Obama, Barack
Obama administration
energy

Behind President Obama's Africa Trip

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Late this week President Obama embarks on his first official trip solely to Africa. He and his family, along with an entourage of White House staff, at least one Cabinet member, and dozens of security personnel will travel to Senegal, South Africa and Tanzania, returning in time for July 4 ...

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Africa
South Africa

10 Reasons the Global War on Terror Must Continue

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Earlier this month, this column addressed the lack of grand strategy to combat terrorism from the Obama administration by stating that there are 10 issues that illustrate the need for such a strategy, now more than ever. The administration has continuously avoided the rhetoric and policies of the ...

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national security terrorism and the military
Iran
Syria
terrorism
national security
Middle East
Lebanon
foreign policy

Think Tanks Try to Fashion a Pentagon Budget After Defense Cuts

Pentagon Must Better Spell Out Sequestration’s National Security Impacts

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Over three months into sequestration – and nearly two years since the president signed the proposal into law – the public, and most of Washington for that matter, still has little clue what sequestration means in action for America's military. That's because the consequences of automatic and steep ...

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sequestration
defense spending
national security terrorism and the military

Building the Navy's Submarine Fleet In a Time of Austerity

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Benjamin Freeman is a policy advisor for national security at Third Way.

The Navy's plan to increase the size of its fleet is on a collision course with budget austerity. But, fortunately, there's a nuclear option.

The  Navy's shipbuilding plan is simply "unaffordable," as Rep. Mike McIntyre, D-N.C.,

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foreign policy
military
defense spending
deficit and national debt
federal budget
Navy
Congress