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Published: 30 March 2006

208 Pages


ISBN: 9780195306163

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The Shield and the Cloak

The Security of the Commons

Gary Hart

  • A long time member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Hart recently completed a three year assignment as co-chair of the U.S. Commission on National Security for the 21st Century. The Commission performed the most comprehensive review of national security since 1947, predicted the terrorist attacks on America, and proposed a sweeping overhaul of US national security structures and policies for the post Cold War new century and the age of terrorism.
  • Gary Hart is one of the LEADING voices in the Democratic Party on national security. He combines a wealth of experience in government and deep knowledge of security realities to present an important countervoice to the current administration
  • Argues that American foreign and security policies must be fundamentally rethought to recognize the changes and meet the challenges of new threats to our national security
  • Hart, in clear, simple and unequivocal language presents a strong agenda for a Democratic national security policy