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Trump's Ex-national Security Adviser H.R. McMaster Warns Afghan Peace Talks Will Fail, Leave Us Vulnerable

featuring H. R. McMastervia USA Today
Monday, September 21, 2020

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, said U.S.-backed peace talks in Afghanistan are doomed to end in "failure" and warned the risk of another 9/11-style attack on America is "very high."

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Gen. McMaster: China Seeks To Co-Opt American Institutions To Gain Advantage

featuring H. R. McMastervia OANN
Monday, September 21, 2020

A former national security advisor recently highlighted the danger posed to international security by increased aggression from China.

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H. R. McMaster: The Policy “Battlegrounds” He Has Won, Lost, And Continues To Fight

interview with H. R. McMastervia Uncommon Knowledge
Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster, US Army, ret., the former national security advisor and the Fouad and Michelle Ajami Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution discusses his latest book, Battlegrounds: The Fight to Defend the Free World, a re-examination of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges that face the United States, and an urgent call to compete to preserve America’s standing and security.

Analysis and Commentary

Ending China’s Chokehold On Rare-Earth Minerals

by General Jim Mattis, Admiral James O. Ellis Jr., Joseph Felter , Kori Schakevia Bloomberg
Friday, September 18, 2020

The U.S. and allies can break Beijing’s monopoly on elements vital to electronics and national defense.

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China Says It’s ‘Militarily And Morally Ready For War’ After 11,000 US Troops Hold Massive Drills In Guam

quoting Michael R. Auslinvia The Sun
Monday, September 14, 2020

The soldiers - along with America’s largest warships and 100 planes - are training to defend the crucial Pacific island.

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Pacific Century: Shinzo Abe’s Setting Sun

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The Pacific Century
Friday, August 28, 2020

A Pacific Century Special Edition: the resignation of Japan’s Prime Minister.

A Century Of Ideas: A Century Of Prosperity: A Review Of The Standard Of Living, 1919 Vs. 2019

with Terry Anderson, John F. Cogan, Lee Ohanian, George P. Shultz, Peter M. Robinsonvia Fellow Talks
Thursday, April 18, 2019

The past century has witnessed dramatic improvements in the standard of living in the United States. Panelists will discuss the role that free markets, property rights, innovation, regulation, and national security have played in this remarkable advancement in human well-being.

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Pacific Century: Japan’s Rising Military

interview with Michael R. Auslin, Taro Kono, John Yoovia The Pacific Century
Wednesday, August 26, 2020

An Interview with Taro Kono, Japan’s Defense Minister.

Analysis and Commentary

Brent Scowcroft And American Military Intervention

by Philip Zelikowvia War on the Rocks
Monday, August 24, 2020

The passing of Brent Scowcroft is an opportunity for a bit of reflection about the U.S. foreign policy elite and its attitude toward American military intervention in world affairs. There is a tendency, here and there, to think of such an elite as a “blob” with common views. There is no meaningful definition of the U.S. foreign policy elite between, say, 1980 and at least 2010, that would not have included Brent Scowcroft. Nor was he a marginal figure in that group.


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The National Security and Law Task Force examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and US constitutional law to make proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home.