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    What the President Should Say About Foreign and Defense Policy

    Five years on since Barack Obama took office, it is time for the President to admit the obvious: His foreign and defense policies have largely been a failure. Bewildered Administration policies have eroded national sovereignty, weakened the military, emboldened enemies, and disheartened allies. The Administration’s strategy of “leading from behind” … More

    Small Steps Forward for REAL ID

    In 2004, the 9/11 Commission concluded that “for terrorists, travel documents are as important as weapons.” The REAL ID Act, based on the commission’s recommendations, was passed in 2005; now—after nearly a decade—it may finally begin to be enforced. The commission found that 18 of the hijackers had a total … More

    No More Band-Aids for Defense Acquisition

    Last week Admiral Mullen highlighted the national security consequences posed by the national debt as he keynoted Concerned Veterans for America’s fifth and final event in their Defend & Reform Breakfast series. This series outlined the ways Americans can contribute to freedom by advancing reform. Reiterating his now famous warning, … More

    5 Things You Might Be Asking about the Sochi Terrorist Threats

    With two weeks to go before the opening of the winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, terrorist threats have many questioning the security of the games. The Foundry asked Heritage’s expert on the region, Ariel Cohen, for some perspective on the threats. Where are the terrorist threats to the Olympics coming … More

    Framing the Debate of AUMF Reform

    According to a senior Obama Administration official, the President will turn his attention to possible reform of the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) later this year.  According to an article in last weeks’ Wall Street Journal, the President has said that his goal is “to revise and … More

    These Words from Obama Are Frightening -- and Revealing

    It’s less than comforting to hear the President make light of terrorist threats. In a recent interview with The New Yorker, President Obama referred to today’s al-Qaeda fighters as the “jayvee” team. “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts … More

    Temporary Worker Programs Should Not Be Disguise for Amnesty

    Various new outlets are reporting increasing interest from leaders in the House of Representatives in advancing some form of amnesty, whether through some form of DREAM act or through a not-so-temporary worker program. Indeed Representative Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), chairman of the important House Judiciary Committee, has recently begun seeking “legal … More

    The Tools to Prevent Another World War

    Gavrilo Princip was no sharpshooter. He didn’t have to be. His target passed just feet in front of him. Princip plugged the heir to the Hapsburg throne in the jugular vein. Archduke Franz Ferdinand bled out in his car. That single killing sparked a global slaughter. European security issues had … More

    Iran Nuclear Deal Isn't an Episode of "24"

    Too many in Washington seem to regard the P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran as an episode of the once-popular TV show 24. They think the clock starts counting down on January 20, and then we’ll wait breathlessly for six months to find out whether the West has successfully sidetracked Iran’s … More

    The Anti-War Left Hates "Lone Survivor." Here's Why They're Wrong.

    Operation Redwings, a special operations mission in the highlands of Afghanistan, went tragically wrong. The new movie “Lone Survivor” tells the story in riveting fashion and, as a result, now perches atop the nation’s box office. That offends a lot of angry birds on the left. LA Weekly, for example, … More