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Anticipating the national security priorities of the 112th Congress October 12, 2010

Posted by Matthew Leatherman in Uncategorized.
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By Matthew Leatherman, Rebecca Williams, Laura Hall, Hans-Inge Lango, and Elizabeth Cutler

Come November, the Republicans look set to win back the House and make significant gains in the Senate.  That switch has major implications for a number of domestic issues – but it says surprisingly little about the 112th Congress’ national security priorities.  In this area more so than any other, ideology cuts within parties more than it unifies them.

This is not a new phenomenon. Both parties have various factions that see defense and foreign policy, and thus spending, in different ways. The terms “libertarian” and “exceptionalist” or “realist” and “Wilsonian” mean far more in this debate than… READ MORE

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