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Commentary: Leading from behind doesn't work

With the current situation in the world, now more than ever, the debate on United States national security should be front and center. Thanks to Concerned Veterans for America (CVA), it is.

By Caroline Phelps | Tuesday, December 16th 2014





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Op-ed | 4 principles for defense acquisition reform

The report from the defense secretary includes a stark warning: “The Department of Defense (DoD) faces unprecedented challenges in preserving force effectiveness in light of a radically changed threat, substantially declining defense budgets and rapidly changing technology.”

By Pete Hegseth | Tuesday, December 9th 2014





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Op-ed | Time to Leave Behind ‘Leading from Behind’: A Way Forward on Foreign Policy

For the American left and its allies in the major media, Barack Obama’s resounding victory in the 2008 presidential race was supposed to mark a new chapter in U.S. foreign policy.

By Pete Hegseth | Friday, December 5th 2014





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After Action Recap: Strength & Security Project - "Building A Modern Foreign Policy"

While the inaugural event for the launch of CVA’s Strength & Security Project started a bit late, or on “Air Force time,” as CEO Pete Hegseth cited, the content, participants and discussion did not disappoint. The event, put on in association with The Weekly Standard, opened with a keynote speech from Senator Ted Cruz – who sternly spoke to the overarching theme that “there is a critical need, both at home and abroad, to restore America’s leadership in the world.”

By Phil Hegseth | Wednesday, December 3rd 2014





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Op-ed | Obama's Middle East Strategy Is Failing Fast

The distribution of the most recent video of a Westerner murdered by Islamic State, or ISIS, militants should serve as a stark reminder of the threat we face in the Middle East. The execution by beheading of American aid worker Peter Kassig makes it very clear that the fight must continue.

By Emily Laird | Tuesday, December 2nd 2014