Steady in Purpose

Informed discussion of the complex national security problems facing our country.

The Steady State was formed after the election of 2016 by a group of national security professionals concerned about the future of our country. We are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents who came together to support Joe Biden’s candidacy for President and to help repair our damaged national security and weakened international alliances. While our nation and alliances are stronger under the President’s leadership, U.S. national security remains threatened by an energized authoritarian, anti-democratic political movement.


Decades of experience inform our actions and our choices. We represent all political parties, geographic regions, and ethnic and religious backgrounds. And while we may disagree on the means for achieving national goals, we share an unwavering conviction for democracy, the rule of law, free and fair elections, and the Constitutional rights of all citizens.


We speak, write, and advocate for ways to protect our democracy. In the run-up to the 2022 Congressional elections, we endorse and support candidates with national security backgrounds who share our democratic values.


We are not afraid to speak out on the sometimes subtle dangers of anti-democratic movements. We appreciate your involvement:

  • Read and share our articles on the national security implications of specific issues and the positions of candidates seeking office.
  • Attend our fundraisers and donate to candidates who will provide a bulwark against authoritarian trends.
  • Share our social media posts to help broaden our reach.
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