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Too Reckless to Be Commander in Chief Report
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks aboard the retired ship USS Iowa in Los Angeles on September 15, 2015. (AP/Kevork Djansezian)

Too Reckless to Be Commander in Chief

Donald Trump is too impulsive to command the awesome power of America’s armed forces, and his dangerous policies risk an unnecessary—and potentially nuclear—war, with little Congress could do to stop him.

Ken Gude, Lawrence J. Korb

Honoring Those Who Served Past Event
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Honoring Those Who Served

Combating Veteran Unemployment, Poverty and Homelessness with Smart Budget Choices

Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil Testimony
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Iranian Terror Operations on American Soil

CAP Senior Fellow Lawrence Korb testifies before the House Committee on Homeland Security, Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence and Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Management.

Lawrence J. Korb

Holding Lawmakers Accountable Report
Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said that he "would welcome a report done by the Joint Chiefs of Staff ... that would study the 'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell' policy, that would consider the impact of its repeal on our armed services, and that would offer their best military advice on the right course of action." (AP/Matt York)

Holding Lawmakers Accountable

Senators waiting on the Pentagon to decide on "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" will soon have their wish, but we will have to hold them to their words, write Crosby Burns and Jeff Krehely.

Crosby Burns, Jeff Krehely

Finish the Job Report
Former Staff Sgt. Eric Alva, who was forced out because of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," speaks as Rep. Patrick Murphy (D-PA) listens at a rally on Capitol Hill. A growing body of research, expert opinion, and the experiences of U.S. allies show that gay men and women can serve openly without jeopardizing military readiness or effectiveness.
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Finish the Job

The Senate should begin debate on the National Defense Authorization Bill right away to ensure progress on repealing "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," write Jeff Krehely and Crosby Burns.

Jeff Krehely, Crosby Burns

Video: Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Now! Video
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Video: Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” Now!

Our military needs to make personnel decisions based on the mission, not irrelevant factors such as sexual orientation. Tell Congress to act now to repeal DADT.

Video: Repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” Video
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Video: Repeal “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell”

We want to hear from former service members who have been harmed by this policy and think it should be repealed.

Giving “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the Boot Article
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Giving “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” the Boot

CAP Action experts discuss the urgency of repealing “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” and how a repeal would affect military culture.

The Facts About the F-22 Article

The Facts About the F-22

The Defense Department knows that 187 F-22s is enough; this fact sheet explains why Congress doesn’t need to authorize four more.

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