Shadow Government

Moving Ever Further Out of the Shadows

We want to give a big Shadow Government shoutout to Christian Brose, the founder of our merry band. Brose has just been tapped to be the Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). This is one of the more important national security staff positions in Washington, and with Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) likely to be a ...

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We want to give a big Shadow Government shoutout to Christian Brose, the founder of our merry band. Brose has just been tapped to be the Staff Director of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC). This is one of the more important national security staff positions in Washington, and with Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) likely to be a very active chairman, it could be even more critical.

Setting aside questions of judgment that arose when he asked Inboden and myself to take over the reins of Shadow Government, Brose has been a respected and valued voice on foreign policy and national security matters for over a decade. As the Senate gears up to fulfill its vital constitutional role of policy oversight and fiscal direction, we will be on the lookout for Brose’s handiwork.

And if the SASC dares to let its Foreign Policy subscription lapse, we will know who to call.

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Peter D. Feaver is a professor of political science and public policy and Bass Fellow at Duke University, and director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies and the Duke Program in American Grand Strategy. He is co-editor of Elephants in the Room.

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