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About Truman National Security Project

Truman is a high-trust impact community for national security leaders.

Truman National Security Project is a vibrant, diverse, nationwide community of leaders leveraging the power of the Truman network. United with one goal -- to develop smart national security solutions that reinforce strong, equitable, effective, and nonpartisan American global leadership. Our community includes more than 2,000 Veterans, frontline civilians, policy experts, and political professionals, who share a common vision of US leadership abroad. We represent 16 Chapters from 47 states across the country. We believe America is at our best when we use all the tools in our toolbox: diplomacy, defense, development, and promoting democracy.

How is Truman different from other foreign policy organizations?
  • We believe in international engagement through diplomacy first and foremost, and by force only when necessary.
  • We also believe that how we conduct ourselves in international engagement matters, and that our effectiveness abroad depends on the choices we make at home.
  • We go beyond thought leadership: we advocate, we build movements, we drive policy, we make change. Our members work alongside staff Secretaries and Senators and sit on the National Security Council. We’re also in mayors’ offices, strategy boiler rooms, and boardrooms, with deep roots across the country. We are mid-to-senior leaders working everywhere change needs to be made.

    In every local language? We speak “national security.” Writing policy? We speak with the voice of personal experience.
About Us
Every day we work to UNITE a principled, diverse, mutually-devoted community of national security leaders, BUILD ten times more together than any of us could alone, and LEAD as a respected voice in the national security space, and as respected leaders within each of our own communities.

Our institutional homes are sister organizations: Truman National Security Project (501c4) and Truman Center for National Policy (501c3). The Truman Project houses our members and their work, including Chapter activities, recruitment, training, and advocacy, generating ideas and movements that can change the world. The Truman Center often draws on Truman Project members and efforts for its own nonpartisan education and research work.

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