The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) released its midterm assessment of the Trump administration’s foreign and national security policies with analysis by more than 20 FDD experts on over 20 key issue areas.
Lt. Gen. (Ret.) H.R. McMaster, the Chairman of FDD’s new Center on Military and Political Power (CMPP) that Mark Dubowitz co-founded, wrote the foreword to the report.
The following is an excerpt:
“In this Midterm Assessment, FDD experts and scholars evaluate the Trump administration’s efforts to advance and protect U.S. vital interests. The assessment spans the broad range of threats and challenges to national security and prosperity that our nation faces. Those threats and challenges include revisionist powers, hostile states, and transnational terrorist organizations. And the essays also consider new domains in which these threats operate (such as cyberspace) as well as increasing dangers associated with the potential breakdown of the nuclear nonproliferation regime and the prospect of hostile states and non-state actors gaining access to some of the most destructive weapons on earth. This assessment deserves wide attention because the stakes are high. And it deserves attention because the authors have transcended the vitriolic and shallow partisan discourse that dominates much of what passes for commentary on foreign policy and national security.”
Read the complete foreword by McMaster, as well as the Introduction by John Hannah, 21 issue area reports, and Conclusion by Clifford D. May here.