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Democracy | Essay | September 10, 2007
Rejoin the Battle of Ideas
By Will Marshall
Come what may in Iraq, the next president's top priority will be regaining the moral and ideological initiative against Islamist extremism.

TNR Online | Article | January 12, 2007
What Should Democrats Say About the Surge
By Will Marshall
Democrats should speak their minds, hope for the best in Iraq, and be prepared to hold the president accountable if his latest plan fails.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | January 4, 2007
A New Vision for Security
By Jeremy Rosner
Democrats won a national security election. But to consolidate that victory, they must chart a course that inspires lasting confidence in voters.

PPI | Policy Report | November 30, 2006
Rethinking the War on Terrorism
By Kevin Croke
The tenets of counterinsurgency doctrine offer lessons for fighting the global war on terror.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | October 18, 2006
A Winning Strategy
By Will Marshall
This time, Democrats can win the national security debate with positive ideas for protecting America.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | September 13, 2006
Still Wanted: A Strategy For Defeating Jihadist Terrorism
Less than two months before a crucial midterm election, Bush and his allies seem determined to once again frame the war on jihadist terrorism as a simple choice between "my way or the highway." America deserves better. PPI's book With All Our Might offers the building blocks for a progressive alternative.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | July 22, 2006
Confronting jihad
By Will Marshall
It's time for America to speak to the Muslim world less in the language of war and more in the common vocabulary of universal human aspirations for freedom and justice.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 18, 2006
Understanding the Middle Eastern Crisis
The United States should lead diplomatic efforts aimed at disarming Hezbollah, reining in Hamas, and imposing real sanctions on Iran and Syria for their complicity in terrorism.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | July 12, 2006
Terrorist Suspects and the Rule of Law
The Hamdan decision gives the United States a much-needed chance to show that we can be tough and smart -- resolute and principled -- in how we deal with even the most unprecendented aspects of the war against jihadism.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 17, 2006
Fighting Smarter
By Will Marshall and Jeremy Rosner
A five-part progressive plan to defend liberal democracy.

DLC | Blueprint Magazine | May 17, 2006
Those Who Serve
By Kathy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer
America's educated and professional elites know little about the military, and the idea of serving is alien to them. How did this happen?

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | May 4, 2006
Idea of the Week: Reconnecting All Americans With Our Military
The Progressive Policy Institute, as part of its Friday Forum discussion series, hosted a talk with Kathy Roth-Douquet and Frank Schaeffer, authors of AWOL: The Unexcused Absence of America's Upper Classes from Military Service, and How It Hurts Our Country.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | March 8, 2006
Idea of the Week: Closing the Civilian-Military Gap
Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled against a challenge to a law requiring higher education institutions to allow military recruiters on campus or forfeit federal funds. This was, in our judgment, an important step towards expressing respect and gratitude for the sacrifices of our armed services, while also reducing a dangerous polarization between two of this country's most important institutions.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | February 21, 2006
Port Insecurity
Port security has been one of this administration's chronic blind spots in guarding against future terrorist attacks, and especially in preventing the entry of nuclear materials. Allowing, without public debate or real scrutiny, a takeover of U.S. ports by citizens of a country that is suspect on both counts is simply unacceptable.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | December 1, 2005
Iraq and the Vital Center
The task for Democrats today is to hold the president accountable for results, while making it clear we stand for winning in Iraq and not a rush for the exits.

DLC | New Dem Dispatch | November 16, 2005
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, 2005
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, 2005
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, 2005
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, 2005
No Equivalence
An excerpt from Tony Blair's press conference after the London bombings in July.

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