Douglas Feith a No Show



Yesterday, former Defense Department Under Secretary Douglas Feith failed to show up at a Congressional hearing investigating abusive interrogation techniques used on combat detainees because he did not want to appear along side former State Department Chief of Staff Lawrence Wilkerson.

Obama Surrogate Susan Rice Fires Back



(Pictured Above: Dr. Susan Rice with Barack Obama) On a conference call this morning, Dr. Susan Rice, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), and Greg Craig (whose client’s have included Russian dissident writer Alexander Solzhenitsyn, Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, and Elian Gonzalez’s father, Mr. Juan Miguel) defended Barack Obama against recent criticisms from Sen.

<em>Guest Post</em>: A Belated Note on McCain, Petraeus, and Civil-Military Relations



Andrew Lebovich is a Research Intern with the New America Foundation’s American Strategy Program The Obama campaign and various surrogates jumped on comments made by Senator John McCain last week that it was “not too important” when American troops come home from Iraq, but rather what the conditions on the ground are.

<em>Guest Post by Ben Katcher</em>: Domestic or Foreign Policy Agenda Setting?



Ben Katcher is a Program Associate with the New America Foundation’s American Strategy Program. At the Center for a New American Security “Pivot Point: New Directions for American Security” conference Wednesday, the question was raised of whether the next president is likely to invest his political capital in the domestic or the international sphere.