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Sen. John Warner’s Foxhole Doctrine: Democrat or Republican, we’re all fellow soldiers.


John Warner, the former senator, Navy secretary and World War II and Korean War veteran who died last month at 94, will be honored Wednesday with a funeral at National Cathedral. We knew him as an enthusiastic adviser toWith Honor Action, a cross-partisan organization working to reduce polarization and dysfunction in Congress by advancing principled veteran leadership.

In Warner’s final months, we shared a series of life history interviews with him, during which he illuminated the principle that guided him over his decades of public service. He called it the “Foxhole Doctrine,” and believed it was the key to our future.

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