Partisanship and National Security

“The Worst Threat to America: A Partisan and Self-Paralyzed Congress”
Anthony H. Cordesman
Center for Strategic and International Studies
April 13, 2012

When congressional partisanship reaches the point that one of America’s most respected defense strategists has to turn the fire hose on both parties in a high profile document aimed right at that audience, something has gone terribly wrong.

Put another way, when any interest group with a traditional alignment with one side of the aisle gets so fed up with inaction that it has to call both sides to task, then we have reached the point where the partisanship itself is the problem.

A government of competing ideologies is no government at all. Until Americans can learn to compromise again in the name of the greater good, our government will be divided and weak.

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