Politics & National Security

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One of the great benefits of democracy is that politics impacts policy, even national security policy. Elections, confirmation battles, and legislative fights all affect the way the United States balances its competing priorities, interests and values as it conducts foreign and security affairs. National security professionals would therefore be wise to keep an eye on what candidates are saying about national security matters, how they are faring in the polls, and on which way the winds in Congress seem to be blowing the national security issues of the day.

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Politics & National Security

Livestream: Pompeo Testifies Before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will testify before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations to provide "An Update on American Diplomacy to Advance our National Security Strategy." The hearing is scheduled to begin at 3:00 p.m. Watch the livestream below:

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