I do not believe… that we have to choose between strong fiscal discipline and strong national defense. We owe it to our citizens to provide both strong fiscal discipline and a strong national defense.

- Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta, 2011

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Mission Statement

The Foreign Policy Initiative seeks to promote an active U.S. foreign policy committed to robust support for democratic allies, human rights, a strong American military equipped to meet the challenges of the 21st century, and strengthening America’s global economic competitiveness.
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