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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP Action and NSN on Pawlenty’s Foreign Policy Approach, GOP Divide
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PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP Action and NSN on Pawlenty’s Foreign Policy Approach, GOP Divide

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Washington, D.C. – Today, GOP presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty delivered a major foreign policy speech addressing the Arab Spring at the Council on Foreign Relations that only exposed the deepening divisions among conservatives on national security. Eager to eschew the label of neoconservative, but unable to come to terms with the disastrous legacy of the Bush-Cheney-McCain foreign policy, Pawlenty chastised his fellow candidates for flirting with isolationism but only offered a confused and incoherent mix of attacks on President Obama that betrayed his lack of national security experience.

The Center for American Progress report, “Conservatives Crack Up on Foreign Policy,” explores the widening rift among conservative elites as the prospective presidential grope for a coherent policy framework. Given the conservative foreign policy establishment’s aggressive policing of wayward statements from the candidates, it is likely that conservatives are heading into an even bigger fight over the nature and scope of their ideological coalition’s foreign policy as the campaign season heats up.

Please join Dr. Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund and former Assistant Secretary of Defense; Ken Gude, Managing Director of the National Security and International Policy Program at the Center for American Progress Action Fund; Peter Juul, Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress Action Fund; and Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director of the National Security Network, to discuss the policy implications of Tim Pawlenty’s plan and how his approach to U.S. foreign policy, as laid out in his speech, is indicative of a larger cleavage in the Right’s approach to foreign policy.

What:

Press call to discuss Tim Pawlenty’s speech on the Middle East and the larger divisions within the GOP’s approach to foreign policy

Who:

Dr. Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Ken Gude, Managing Director of the National Security and International Policy Program at the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Peter Juul, Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Heather Hurlburt, Executive Director of the National Security Network

When:

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 1:45 p.m. EDT

Call info: 877.210.8943

Conference ID: 79929363

RSVP:

Please contact Christina DiPasquale at cdipasquale@americanprogress.org or 202.481.8181.

Related reports:

· Conservatives Crack Up on Foreign Policy

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