Resources are available to help American Legion members write actionable and relevant national security resolutions.
The American Legion’s National Security Division recommends reports from the Congressional Research Service (CRS), a public policy research institute of the U.S. Congress. CRS operates within the Library of Congress and works primarily, and directly, for members of Congress, their committees and staff on a nonpartisan basis. “CRS is sometimes known as a think tank for Congress due to its broad mandate of providing research and analysis on all matters relevant to national policymaking.”
As of 2018, most CRS reports are available to the public through the official U.S. Congress website, crsreports.congress.gov. According to its website, CRS reports are considered in-depth, accurate, objective and timely.
Access the following reports:
- CRS reports on general national security topics: https://sgp.fas.org/crs/natsec/index.html
- Shorter CRS defense primers: https://sgp.fas.org/crs/natsec/primer.html
- The official CRS public portal: https://sgp.fas.org/crs/