Blogs: The Skeptics

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Want War with North Korea? Better Ask Congress.

The Skeptics

The people of this country deserve to hear the president make his case publicly and then to have their representatives openly debate the wisdom of such a course. Americans must be made aware of the risks they’re being asked to take on. The potential costs of nuclear war are too terrifying to be imposed on a people without their consent.

Daniel L. Davis is a senior fellow for Defense Priorities and a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army who retired in 2015 after twenty-one years, including four combat deployments. Follow him @DanielLDavis1.

Image: Army personnel and people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang July 6, 2017 to celebrate the successful test-launch of intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14. in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang July 7, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS ​

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Trump Is Pursuing a Defense Spending Hike and a Pentagon Audit at the Same Time?

The Skeptics

The people of this country deserve to hear the president make his case publicly and then to have their representatives openly debate the wisdom of such a course. Americans must be made aware of the risks they’re being asked to take on. The potential costs of nuclear war are too terrifying to be imposed on a people without their consent.

Daniel L. Davis is a senior fellow for Defense Priorities and a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army who retired in 2015 after twenty-one years, including four combat deployments. Follow him @DanielLDavis1.

Image: Army personnel and people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang July 6, 2017 to celebrate the successful test-launch of intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14. in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang July 7, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS ​

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Trump to North Korea: Surrender First, Talk Later

The Skeptics

The people of this country deserve to hear the president make his case publicly and then to have their representatives openly debate the wisdom of such a course. Americans must be made aware of the risks they’re being asked to take on. The potential costs of nuclear war are too terrifying to be imposed on a people without their consent.

Daniel L. Davis is a senior fellow for Defense Priorities and a former lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army who retired in 2015 after twenty-one years, including four combat deployments. Follow him @DanielLDavis1.

Image: Army personnel and people gather at Kim Il Sung Square in Pyongyang July 6, 2017 to celebrate the successful test-launch of intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-14. in this photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang July 7, 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS ​

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