William S. Cohen ’62: ‘Republicans Are Endangering National Security’ (New York Times)

William S. Cohen '62


William S. Cohen ’62, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, writes of the seemingly competing forces at play between keeping a “no tax pledge” and giving troops “the tools they need to protect the nation” in a New York Times opinion piece.

“I have long been concerned that my party’s rigid antitax ideology is harming the fiscal health of our nation,” writes Cohen. “Now it is harming our national security as well, as cuts in defense spending on a calamitous scale are about to be triggered.”

Cohen is chairman and CEO of The Cohen Group, an international business advisory firm.