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Taking Out Bin Laden Is a Major Moment for President Obama | St. Petersburg Times

May 2, 2011

"The failure to capture him created doubts in our ability abroad and self-doubt at home," said Steve Clemons, a foreign policy expert who publishes a political blog, the Washington Note. "Checking off that box gives Obama enormous credibility. ...

After bin Laden’s Death, What’s Next for the U.S. and Al-Qaida? | Yahoo! News

May 2, 2011

The killing of Osama bin Laden in a daring surgical operation conducted by a small team of U.S. Navy SEALs brought the arduous, decade-long search for the 9-11 mastermind to a close. But even as the country celebrated, many new questions are emerging about what comes next for the U.S., for al-Qaida, and for the fight against extremism. Steve Clemons provides some answers. ...

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A 'Gut Punch' to Al Qaeda | POLITICO

May 2, 2011

... One prominent foreign policy expert, Steve Clemons of the New America Foundation, said killing bin Laden probably would have been more significant a few years ago in terms of his importance to Al Qaeda operations. Earlier this year, the Obama administration said the Yemen-based Al Qaeda of the Arabian Peninsula, ...

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Obama Picks 'Safe' National Security Team with Panetta, Petraeus | BusinessWeek

April 28, 2011

“This may be part of Obama's double-down yet again on Afghanistan,” said Steve Clemons, an analyst with the New America Foundation, a centrist policy research organization in Washington. Pakistan's ambassador to the US, Husain Haqqani, applauded the ...

Security Team Shuffle Suggests Cautious Period Ahead | NPR

April 28, 2011

"He's essentially got to either intimidate or seduce the command generals to go with him on this," says Steve Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation. In addition to bringing the brass on board, analysts say, Panetta is going to have to ...

Jimmy Carter Raises Lonely Voice on N.Korea | Agence France Presse

April 28, 2011

Steve Clemons, a senior fellow at the New America Foundation, welcomed the initiative by Carter, saying that North Korea can be dangerous when ignored. "America's bandwidth is at overcapacity right now with Libya, Afghanistan, Egypt, Syria and whatever ...

Panetta's First Priority Maintain Obama's Credibility on National Security | POLITICO

April 27, 2011

“When it comes to defense, the Democratic bench is incredibly thin, so I think they really had no choice but to pick Leon,” said Steve Clemons, a defense and foreign policy analyst with the New America Foundation, a Washington-based think tank. ...

Panetta Said To Be Chosen To Replace Gates at Pentagon | BusinessWeek

April 27, 2011

Panetta's challenge will be to convince the public that the Pentagon can reduce the defense budget while maintaining security, said Steve Clemons, an analyst with the New America Foundation, a nonpartisan policy research organization in Washington. ...

Coulter: Let's Go To War for Oil | GlobalPost

April 25, 2011

In a half-hour speech sponsored by the New America Foundation and billed as a way to bring populist conservatives into the Washington policy debate, Coulter quoted Sen. Joe McCarthy. She suggested Saddam Hussein was an Arab Hitler who needed to be ...

A Legendary Think Tank Shows Its Age | BusinessWeek

April 21, 2011

Steven Clemons, a senior fellow at policy institute New America Foundation, served as master of ceremonies for Century's Washington dinner on Afghanistan. He calls the event a sign that Century "could be rewiring itself." Leone says that Century wasn't ...

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