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  • Monthly Archives: June 2012

    Iran Targets U.S. Diplomats for Terrorist Attacks

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    While the Obama Administration remains wedded to the diplomatic engagement of Iran, Iran remains wedded to terrorism, including plots against U.S. diplomats. The Washington Post reported earlier this week that U.S. officials are accumulating mounting evidence that Iran ordered terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomats stationed in Azerbaijan, as well as … More

    Stuxnet Revelation Continues Obama Administration Trend of Classified Leaks

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    The New York Times revealed today in a major news article that the well-known Stuxnet malware attack on the Iranian nuclear program was, in fact, an American operation. Most experts had felt that was the most logical conclusion, but it had never been confirmed. The Times report is based on … More

    “Ambassador” or Not, the UNWTO Has Honored Mugabe

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    Last week, the Zimbabwean newspaper The Herald published a story that was posted on AllAfrica.com reporting that, in anticipation of the upcoming 2013 U.N. World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly meeting scheduled to take place in Zimbabwe and Zambia, “President [Robert] Mugabe and his Zambian counterpart Michael Sata have been … More

    The Ban on Big Drinks: New York Supersizes the Nanny State

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    Yesterday’s proposal by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to limit sugary drinks in the Big Apple left a sour taste in the mouths of Americans nationwide. Criticism spanned the political spectrum, as consumers expressed outrage over the plan to ban sweetened beverages in cups or containers larger than 16 … More

    A Dangerous Marriage in Northern Mali

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    Just as we thought the situation in Mali couldn’t get worse, the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA), a Tuareg group that historically sought to liberate northern Mali, and Ansar al-Din, an Islamic group seeking impose Sharia law, have formed a union and declared northern Mali their own. … More

    PODCAST: Trial of Doctor Who Helped U.S. Locate bin Laden

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    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, listen to expert Lisa Curtis discuss the trial of Dr. Shakil Afridi, the doctor who helped the U.S. track down bin Laden and now faces 33 years in prison. Click here to listen. What obligation does the U.S. have to Dr. Afridi? How is this … More

    Limiting Defenses to Placate Russia Is Dangerous

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    In his recent article former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Keith Payne offers a unique perspective on the U.S. missile defense program and exploits the rationale for taking a more aggressive approach to U.S. defensive measures. The issue of missile defense in particular has recently occupied a prominent position in … More

    Gov. Romney on Defense Spending and US Foreign Policy

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    Three years ago today at the United States Navy Memorial former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivered his first extended speech setting forth his vision on national security policy, what might be the first hints of the Romney Doctrine: We must confront clearly and courageously the threats to freedom, and we … More

    Fix Entitlement Programs to Save the American Dream

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    The latest installment in a National Public Radio (NPR) series considers how entitlement programs impact Americans’ opportunities. This is a welcome discussion, because growing entitlement spending threatens the American dream for people of all generations. Spending on the three main entitlement programs—Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security—is projected to double as … More

    Morning Bell: Unemployment Rises Again

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    For those hoping for good economic news out of Washington today, they’re in for a terrible disappointment. According to the latest jobs report from the Department of Labor, the economy created only 69,000 jobs in May — well below expectations — while the unemployment rate rose to 8.2 percent, and … More