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  • Preventing Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine from Becoming a Long, Protracted War

    Apr 11, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    A long, protracted invasion of Ukraine is a win for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The longer Putin continues his invasion the more innocent people will be massacred, and the more likely it will be that Eastern European Countries that border Ukraine will become less supportive of the broader objectives of the European-American coalition in support of Ukraine.

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  • The Reason I Wrote American Reboot

    Mar 27, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    I’ve snuck into a terrorist training camp to conduct reconnaissance, almost got pulled out of a car and beaten to death by a mob, and my name has been on a ballot for public election eight different times. In all of these situations, I had a feeling of nervousness because I didn’t know the outcome of the situation I was in. I’m experiencing a similar feeling on the eve of my first book American Reboot being released into the wild.

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  • Excerpt: "American Reboot"

    Mar 14, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    I’m a former member of Congress, cybersecurity executive, and officer in the Central Intelligence Agency. “American Reboot: An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done” is my first book.

    "American Reboot" is a classic American story and a blueprint to build a future based on the shared values that have solved the challenges of the past. 



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  • Why Does Russia Want Ukraine, and What Does It Mean for the Future?

    Mar 01, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    With Russian troops conducting a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, citizens of the United States and European Union concerned about the possibility of a world war have been asking why does Russia want Ukraine? The current crisis has roots going back to 2014 when Russian President Vladimir Putin first violated the Ukrainian border by invading two parts of the country – Crimea in the south and the Donbas region in Eastern Ukraine. Early Thursday morning on February 24, 2022, Russian forces began a military action to assault the Ukrainian capital Kyiv and remove Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky from power in an effort to topple the Ukrainian government. 

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  • Why Domestic Policy Matters

    Feb 14, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    American domestic policies should be based on a simple reality -- prosperity is a product of empowering people not the government. Individuals should have the freedoms to choose where they go to school, where they want to live, which doctors they want to visit, what business they want to start, and, ultimately, who they want to be.

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  • What USA Foreign Policy Should Be

    Feb 01, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    Most people would be shocked to learn that Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, Barack Obama, Donald Trump and Joe Biden have something in common. The thing they have in common is that when the National Security Council of each of these presidents were required to submit to Congress a National Security Strategy for the United States -- a document which defined USA foreign policy – they were all based on the same national interests. 

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  • Why is Tech Important?

    Jan 17, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    I got a Commodore 64 computer in 1985 when I was eight years old. My Uncle Steve was upgrading to a Commodore 128 so he gave my brother, sister and me his old computer. I spent a lot of time playing Oregon Trail on that computer, but when it inevitably broke down I would have to go real old school and use a typewriter to do my homework when I was in middle school. Yes, I said a typewriter.  

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  • It’s Time for An American Reboot

    Jan 03, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    What the heck is a Goth? That’s a question that I’m sure was frequently asked in Rome in 476 AD -- the year the Western Roman Empire fell after more than half a millenium of being the most powerful empire on the planet. The Goths, one of several Germanic tribes considered to be marauding barbarians, had been invading the Western Roman Empire on and off since the middle of the 3rd Century. 

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  • The New Cold War with the Chinese Government

    Dec 20, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    The Geopolitical Struggle for Global Leadership in Advanced Technology will determine whether the 21st Century Stays the American Century

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  • Culture Wars Will Prevent Us from Winning a New Cold War

    Dec 06, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    Kyle Rittenhouse is neither a white supremacist nor a hero -- he is a naive kid who should have stayed at home and let the national guard and the Kenosha police protect other people’s property. A jury of his peers finding that his use of his weapon was self-defense was the right decision, but that doesn’t change that for the rest of his life Rittenhouse is going to have to live with the fact that he was responsible for the deaths of two people, even if it was self-defense.

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American Reboot:

An Idealist’s Guide to Getting Big Things Done

A clear-eyed, forward-thinking playbook for the country, rooted in timeless ideals of bipartisanship, inclusivity, and democratic values.

American Reboot Book by William Hurd