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  • U.S. Drawdown: A Heritage Roundtable

    Heritage’s Peter Brookes wrote a recent column for the New York Post entitled “A Dangerous U.S. Drawdown” on President Obama’s plans to cut 15,000 U.S. troops from Europe. It has generated responses from other Heritage analysts: Luke Coffey There are some who believe that basing U.S. troops in Europe is … More

    Iran’s Pernicious Influence in the Western Hemisphere

    There has been a lot of discussion recently of Iranian involvement in Latin America, especially with the recent plot involving an assassination attempt against the Saudi ambassador to the United States. Of course, a lot of people are going to Latin America these days: the Russians, the Chinese— and even … More

    Dragon Week: China’s Growing Naval Power

    While China has a seafaring past, in modern times, it has not been known for its navy. The ground forces of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA)—the collective name for China’s armed forces—has long been the dominant military service in the People’s Republic of China. In fact, it has been said … More

    New START: Does it make us safer?

    One of the common “sky is falling” claims of Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) supporters like Hillary Clinton and John Isaacs of the Council of a Livable World is that unless this treaty with Russia is ratified, we’ll have nothing binding to make us continue reducing our nuclear weapons … More

    START the Debate, Stop the Name-Calling

    The Left is desperately trying to convince us that Senate ratification of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) is inevitable, but, as Henry Sokolski points out, the real debate is only beginning. The Left has accused the treaty’s opponents of (among other things) suffering from a “bias problem,” implying … More

    A Very Special Anniversary

    Over at National Review Online they asked experts to weigh in on the situation with Iran and Heritage Expert Peter Brookes was asked to share his thoughts. Hey, Mr. President, how’s that engagement policy with Iran working out for you? Not so well, from what I can tell. While you … More

    We're Still Not Safe from Long Range Missiles

    Last week, I wrote a column in the New York Post, questioning the Obama administration’s proposed plan for missile defense in Eastern Europe which will replace the Bush-era ground-based interceptors (GBI) in Poland and radar in the Czech Republic. I especially questioned the ability of the new Obama system to … More

    Seven Things to Note on Iran

    What a shock: Iran has another undeclared nuclear facility that is likely supporting a nuclear weapons program. Yes, that’s right; press reports indicate that earlier this week Iran finally got around to notifying the U.N.’s International Atomic Energy Agency of a previously undisclosed nuclear-enrichment facility on a military base near … More

    Deadly Distraction

    First came the May brouhaha between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and CIA Director Leon Panetta over the agency allegedly misleading Congress about interrogations, which the recently-minted head spook refuted at the time. But like a double-agent, Panetta has now changed sides, reportedly telling Congress that the CIA withheld information from the Hill … More

    The "Latest" Final Deadline For Iran?

    Since 2003, when negotiations began over Iran’s nuclear program, there has been no shortage of warnings, reports and punitive sanctions voiced, written or imposed by the international community. (A quick count shows at least three punitive European Union sanctions, four US sanctions, five U.N. resolutions, 20 IAEA reports, and an … More