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  • Veterans Should Be Seen As National Assets

    The unique needs of the post-9/11 generation of veterans require the commitment of individuals, groups, and strategies to provide our veterans with the best help possible. Different veterans need different kinds of help. Some have serious physical injuries; others have psychological wounds. Some have post-traumatic stress disorder; others have traumatic … More

    WMD Attack: Is the U.S. Prepared?

    From ABC’s new TV series Last Resort to the Fallout video-game series, scenarios in which weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) are employed against the U.S. homeland are a mainstay in popular culture. It is a nightmarish scenario, however, and one for which we would expect our military to plan and … More

    Armed Services Committee to Question Administration on Sequestration Report

    This Thursday, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will hold a hearing on sequestration’s impact on defense and national security in light of the Sequestration Transparency Act Report, which the White House released on September 14. The report unfortunately brings very little insight to the impacts of sequestration on U.S. … More

    Visa Requirements Squandered Competitive Advantage

    In a speech at Disney World’s Cinderella Castle earlier this year, President Obama declared that “America is open for business.” For many, however, his declaration was little more than empty words. As a citizen of Brazil living here in Washington, D.C., I have experienced the tremendous hurdles that visitors to … More

    A Constitutional Obligation of the Federal Government

    Representative Howard “Buck” McKeon (R–CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke last week at the Reagan Library on national security and the declining defense budget. He expressed his concerns and strategies to address the current state of our armed forces, specifically the effects that budget cuts will have … More

    Obama Meets with Netanyahu: Opportunity for Action on Iran

    When President Obama meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today, the Iranian nuclear weapons program will top the agenda. Israel, which perceives a nuclear-armed Iran as an existential threat, has had a tumultuous relationship with the Obama Administration. However, this is an opportunity for President Obama to repair relations. … More

    Slashing Defense Budget Puts Nation at Increased Risk

    Heritage’s James Carafano recently wrote that President Obama’s proposed defense cuts are tantamount to a gift to America’s enemies. These cuts reduce America’s military capabilities in a dangerous world and bring greater risk to the nation. The President’s new defense budget raises the risk level for the U.S. and its … More