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Latest A/O Global Intelligence Weekly (scroll down for our Newsletter Archives): 
The Return of the Balance of Power​ (Nov. 9, 2018)
Professor Henry Nau -- a senior fellow here at American Opportunity/Free Congress Foundation -- has written a very worthy article in the pages of National Interest for their Nov/Dec edition, one that emphasizes the wisdom of conservative internationalism in a perilous world. Read our entire newsletter here:

Pittsburgh and the War on Terrorism (Nov. 2, 2018)
First and foremost, the entire staff and fellows of American Opportunity/Free Congress Foundation express our anger toward the anti-Semitic attack on worshipers at the Tree of Life Synagogue this past Saturday.  We express our deepest sympathy and solidarity to the families of the victims -- good people, true to their faith, and totally innocent of any affront to anyone anywhere.  Read the entire statement and newsletter at this link:

Cyber Warfare Remains An Existential Threat To The West (October 25, 2018)
by Charles Wagner
To many Americans, the threat of cyber-attacks and discussions of cyber security is limited to concerns of identity theft, Wikileaks intelligence releases, compromised credit card information, and the kind of stuff that only large corporations need to worry about to protect their intellectual property.  Read the entire essay and latest A/O newsletter here....Cyber Warfare Remains An Existential Threat To The West

China Monitors U.S. Citizens Through Technology​ (September 14, 2018)
By Judy T. Kushner
People brought up in this country have no idea what it is like to live under a totalitarian government.  I remember clearly growing up during China's Cultural Revolution; how my family members were harassed and how, at age three, I had to accompany my German-educated grandfather to what was called "public shaming," where citizens were verbally and physically abused in the public square. Read Judy Kushner's full essay here: China Monitors U.S. Citizens Through Technology​

The Meaning of 9/11 by Jim Gilmore (September 11, 2018)
In the life of the United States, there are dates marking events that change the course and direction of our country.  One thinks of the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the firing on Fort Sumter, the surrender at Appomattox, and the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor.  September 11, 2001 is one of those days.
The Electoral College and Why It Matters (Aug. 31, 2018)
William H. Hurd is an American Opportunity board member and a known quantity in Virginia for his erudition and a steady hand.  Having served as an elector in 1992, Mr. Hurd's insights on the value and the traditions of the Electoral College are well worth considering.  What follows is a December 3rd, 2016 op-ed defending the institution the day before the electors went to vote on the next President of the United States.
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In Praise Of The Electoral College (August 24, 2018)
The following is an essay by A/O Senior Fellow Michael C. Maibach on why the Electoral College deserves a hallowed and sacred place in the selection of the American president.  Worth the read. 
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Defending the Constitution (August 17, 2018)
It is with a great deal of excitement that we welcome to American Opportunity/Free Congress Foundation our newest senior fellow, Mr. Michael C. Maibach.  A scholar of federalism, Mr. Maibach will be heading up our newest project focusing on the defense of the Electoral College as an institution designed to preserve our freedoms.  
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The Growth Code 2.0 by Jim Gilmore (July 2018)
With the passage of the Trump tax reform package by Congress, the American Opportunity "Growth Code" has seen many of our marquee planks implemented -- though in many cases, only partially.  Updated for 2018 and beyond is our path forward to finish the job with our Growth Code 2.0. It is time to make the Trump Tax Cuts permanent to spur more economic growth.  Read the full newsletter here:

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ARCHIVES:   Return of the Balance of Power   Pittsburgh and the War on Terrorism   Cyber Warfare Remains An Existential Threat   China Monitors U.S. Citizens by Judy Kushner​   The Meaning of 9/11   The Electoral College & Why It Matters   In Praise Of The Electoral College   Defending the Constitution   The Growth Code 2.0   The Right Message to Send to N. Korea    Brief Updates On National Security    The State of American Foreign Policy (Part 6)    Ambassador Bolton Named NSC Adviser    A Breakthrough In North Korea?    The State of American Foreign Policy (Part 5)    The State of American Foreign Policy (Part 4)    The State of American Foreign Policy (Part 3)    The State of American Foreign Policy (Part 2)    The State of American Foreign Policy (Part 1)    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!    Tax Reform VICTORY and the New Direction    The American Opportunity Manifesto    Trump Tax Cuts & Jobs Act About to Pass    Tax Reform Is On The Horizon!    Is Tax Reform On The Ropes?    Economy Roars Back; N. Korea Nuke Test  The Moral Imperative For Tax Reform    Trump's Tax Reform Needs Your Help    The tragic attacks in Las Vegas    Trump Tax Plan Unveiled     Socialism: Doctrine To Extinguish Liberty     Tax Reform and Drug Trafficking     North Korea's Dangerous Gambit     Trump's Strategy in Afghanistan     North Korea Runs Out Of Options     Venezuela In Crisis; Obamacare Repeal

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James S. "Jim" Gilmore, III
Governor of Virginia (1998-2002)
President and CEO
American Opportunity Foundation
901 N. Washington Street, Suite #206
Alexandria, VA 22314

James S. "Jim" Gilmore III, was the 68th Governor of Virginia (1998-2002).  Jim Gilmore grew up in Richmond, Virginia.  He is a veteran of the U.S. Army.  In 1971, Jim Gilmore enlisted as a volunteer in the U.S. Army after college and worked as a counter-intelligence agent in then-West Germany after intensive language training in German, in which he became fluent.  In 1974, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal for Service to NATO.  After serving his country and receiving his law degree he was elected as chief prosecutor for Henrico County and was elected Attorney General of Virginia in 1993.  In 2003, Mr. Gilmore served as chairman of the Air Force Academy Board of Visitors.  Mr. Gilmore was the Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 2001 to 2002. Mr. Gilmore graduated from the University of Virginia (UVA) and earned a B.A. degree in International Relations, Russian Area Studies.  He then earned his law degree from the UVA School of Law.   
As Governor he led extensive work in economic development including trade missions to The United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Hong Kong.  Gov. Gilmore has also traveled to Israel, Pakistan, Croatia, Austria, Czech Republic, Australia, and Peru.  Gov. Gilmore is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a frequent participant in the Center for the National Interest, and has lectured at the Potomac Institute on homeland security and terrorism issues.
From 1999 to 2003, he served as Chairman of the Congressional panel to assess America’s capabilities to respond to a terrorist attack.  This panel is known as the "Gilmore Commission” ( ).  He ran for the GOP nomination for president from July 2015 to February 2016.  He currently works in Alexandria at the American Opportunity Foundation as the President & CEO.  The American Opportunity Foundation, and its predecessor, the Free Congress Foundation, has worked for decades to shape the discussions around American society, and to offer conservative solutions that promise real prosperity, national security, and American values.  Since leaving office he has served on eight corporate boards of directors.  He is married to Roxane Gatling Gilmore and they have two grown sons. 
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