The Eisenhower Media Network (EMN)
is an organization of expert former military, intelligence, and civilian national security officials.
Our experts offer credible, independent, and critical analysis grounded in real-world practitioner experience and years of sustained study and scholarship.
EMN seeks to reach broad, cross-partisan audiences in diverse media outlets and among the American people – who increasingly sense that U.S. foreign policy today is not making them, or the world, safer.
What We Do
EMN hones and focuses the existing energy and talent of experts who have been there, done that, and taken the time learn and apply lessons “from the inside” of generational war and the military-industrial complex that feeds it.
Our experts offer alternative analyses untainted by Pentagon or defense industry ties. They counter Washington’s establishment narrative on most national security issues of the day.
They oppose systemic corruption, nepotism, and the undue influence that the military-industrial-congressional complex — through its money and army of “revolving door” lobbyists — has on the policymaking process.
More About Our Experts
Today we have become what Eisenhower's worst nightmare predicted in his farewell address... We are the merchants of death for seven billion people.
The “volunteer” system is propped up by unprecedented enlistment bonuses that are disproportionately attractive to the poor and irrelevant to the wealthy. [This] affects not only national security but also the social fabric of our democracy.
Every one of Bush's and Obama's military forays has sowed further chaos, startling body counts, and increased rates of terrorism. It's those policies, those results, and the military toolbox that went with them that Donald J. Trump inherited in January 2017.