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  • Yearly Archives: 2013

    Defense: Mismatch Between Strategy and Ability

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    In a recent article in National Review, Heritage distinguished fellow and former Senator Jim Talent (R–MO) explains that the U.S. military is facing a troubling future. Talent describes how “every category of primary risk to American security is growing.” China is displaying increasing boldness in defense of its disputed territorial … More

    Sequest-Air: Senate Bill Beats FAA Clumsy Sequestration Strategy

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    As “Sequest-air”—the political fight over the flight delays caused by the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) decision to furlough air traffic controllers—gained momentum yesterday, the Senate passed a bill that would do exactly what Congress and the Administration should have done all along: cut spending but prioritize where the cuts should … More

    Michigan Pulling Away from Common Core

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    Michigan legislators are working to put the brakes on Common Core and restore authority over what is taught in Michigan classrooms to state policymakers, local school leaders, and—most importantly—teachers and parents. As the Washington Times reports, “The state House on Wednesday passed an amendment, attached to the Education Department budget, … More

    Iran-Made Drone Shot Down over Israel

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    Israel announced on Thursday that it had shot down a drone approaching its coast about five miles west of the northern city of Haifa. Israeli officials said that the drone came from Lebanon and was probably an Iranian-made aircraft belonging to Hezbollah. An Israeli F-16 downed the drone with an … More

    U.S. Military Bases in Europe Are Vital to America’s Security

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    It has been announced that U.S. Marines will soon be arriving at a small American air base in Spain to form a U.S. rapid reaction force for the North African region. This deployment is clearly linked to last year’s brutal terrorist attack in Benghazi that left the U.S. ambassador and … More

    New House Report on the White Washing of Benghazi

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    A just-released Interim Progress Report based on an investigation across five House committees on the Benghazi terrorist attack paints a disturbing picture of diplomatic security neglected and of obfuscation on the part of the Obama Administration. The House report is based on documents and e-mails laboriously extracted by Congress from … More

    Iron Dome: A Defense Bargain

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    The Pentagon has recently requested more than $220 million in fiscal year (FY) 2014 to support Israel’s air defense system, known as “Iron Dome.” The Missile Defense Agency likewise requested an additional $175 million for FY 2015. Funding Iron Dome is in the interest of America’s closest ally in the … More

    Morning Bell: Why My Family Came to America

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    More than any other nation in history, the United States has made itself a new home for immigrants in search of a better life. It embraces those who come to this country honestly—often with nothing more than their work ethic—in search of the promises and opportunities of the American Dream. … More

    Michelle Malkin Wins 2013 Breitbart Award for Excellence in Journalism

    ORLANDO—The Heritage Foundation and Franklin Center for Government & Public Integrity presented the second annual Breitbart Award to Michelle Malkin, syndicated columnist and Fox News Channel contributor. Malkin was honored at tonight’s Krieble Dinner at Heritage’s Resource Bank. The award was presented by Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint and Franklin … More

    Thatcher, According to a Heritage Fellow

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    Newscom Dr. Robin Harris, senior visiting fellow in The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom, has a new book published this week on the life of Margaret Thatcher. On the back cover of his book Harris reprints a letter from Lady Thatcher: “I can think of no one better … More