Monday, January 28, 2013

ASP: The US's New Think Tank Powerhouse?

Here is what Politico is reporting:
President Barack Obama’s second-term Cabinet is shaping up to be a big boon for the American Security Project, a Washington-based think tank founded in part by Chuck Hagel and John Kerry. Among the potential losers: the Center for a New American Security, the Brookings Institution and Harvard University, each with close ties to candidates passed over for top national security posts.
In the article, Politico says that Hagel was recruited into ASP by Kerry.  It also notes that the ASP website recently had its first 1,000+ "hits" in a single day.

American Security Project (ASP) is a Washington, DC-based think tank founded in 2007 in part by Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA).

Here is a statement that ASP released on January 7, 2013 about former Sen. Hagel's nomination to be Secretary of Defense and Sen. Kerry's nomination to be Secretary of State.