PUBLISHED JULY 8, 2021

What Biden was Up Against

Since his election, President Joe Biden has repeatedly promised to bring ethics back to Washington and the White House. Yet, on general war policy – particularly the profound decisions on whether to end America’s endless wars – his performance has been halting, uneven, and remains uncertain. This report finds that there were countless conflicts of interest and at least 81 past organizational overlaps between members of the Biden administration, war industry-related entities, and – specifically – the body charged to advise the new president on Afghan War policy: the Afghanistan Study Group (ASG).

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.