Yglesias Award Nominee

Andrew Sullivan —  Jan 30 2012 @ 5:20pm

"The recent release of President Barack Obama's 'Defense Strategic Review' is a positive step forward in addressing the post-9/11 security environment, establishing priorities, and evolving beyond the Cold War legacy we largely still have today. However, it is too narrow in focus and disappoints in a fundamental way by continuing to embrace the concept of positioning our armed forces around the world. This is the wrong approach for a Republic. Maintaining permanent land bases overseas is costly and adds little, if anything, to our national security," Congressman and former Army soldier Chris Gibson (R-NY).