National Security

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Bishop Garrison

Co-Founder, President, and Expert
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Robert Dillon

Senior Fellow
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Veronika Velch

Senior Fellow
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January 8, 2021
Statement on this Week's Civil Unrest on Capitol Hill

The Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy joins Americans across the nation as we mourn the assault on the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C. We also commend the brave efforts of the men and women of the U.S. Capitol Police force, the FBI and the National Guard to bring a swift end to the […]

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December 11, 2020
President Garrison Lauds Nomination of Gen. Austin for Secretary of Defense in Just Security

Published on December 11th, 2020 in Just SecurityBy Bishop Garrison Since the official announcement on Dec. 8, the nomination of retired Gen. Lloyd Austin for secretary of defense has elicited a wide range of responses. Many in the national security community have, rightfully, raised concernsabout nominating a general officer so recently out of uniform, potentially weakening […]

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November 5, 2020
National Security Strategy Must Include Diversity

If great power competition demands U.S. national security leaders coach the nation to win, then diversity and inclusion among them are more than cultural niceties, they are competitive necessities. Each merits investment and oversight as future force requirements on par with technologies and weapons that typically dominate budgets. And defense leaders should be reminded the platforms of U.S. security rely on the diverse Americans who fund them as much as the appropriations that authorize them.

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