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  • Founding Fathers Right in their Time, Wrong Today

    Jun 30, 2022. | By Will Hurd

    When George Washington wrote his farewell address, finishing his time as president in 1796 after two terms, he warned America to avoid permanent alliances with foreign nations and to rely instead on temporary alliances for emergencies.  President Thomas Jefferson doubled down on this guidance in  his inaugural address in 1801 when he said the United States should have honest friendship with all nations—entangling alliances with none.

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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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  • 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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  • What If the Cuban Missile Crisis Went Hot?

    Oct 25, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis the world came the closest in human history to a nuclear war. There are useful lessons from this Cold War period, when nuclear missiles were being transported on Soviet ships to support Fidel Castro's Cuban revolution, that aren’t being applied to relevant situations in the world right now. During those 13+ days beginning on 27 October 1962 when the U.S. became aware of the presence in Cuba of Soviet missiles that could strike any city in America:

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  • Foreign Policy is Not Foreign

    Sep 27, 2021. | By Will Hurd

    The Haitian Immigrant Crisis on our Southern border is a reminder that foreign policy is not foreign. This current crisis is a bit different from previous ones originating from Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, because in this case you have nationals from one country (the Haitians) attempting to come to the United States from another country (Chile, Columbia, Panama), where they have been living for many years. One commonality with this current crisis and the others is that it’s the drug cartels’ human smuggling networks that are lying to vulnerable and desperate people and moving them over thousands of oftentimes treacherous miles. 

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