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Gary J. Schmitt

Gary J. Schmitt
Gary Schmitt is the co-director of the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at AEI and the director of AEI’s Program on American Citizenship. Mr. Schmitt is a former staff director of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He was executive director of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board during President Ronald Reagan’s second term. Some of his books include Of Men and Materiel: The Crisis in Military Resources and Silent Warfare: Understanding the World of Intelligence.

The war between France and Great Britain was the first major crisis faced by the country under the new Constitution. It was a test that the Washington Administration helped the nation pass with flying colors... Today’s offering in our Timeless Essay series affords readers the opportunity...

The following essay is an examination of the Washington administration's handling of the first major foreign policy crisis facing the United States under the new Constitution. It is an attempt to examine the "executive-in-action" with an eye to...