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    Missile Defense Mystery

    Despite Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Europe last week, and Secretary of State Clinton’s meeting with the Czech Foreign Minister, Karel Schwarzenberg, this week, we still don’t know whether this Administration will honor U.S. agreements with Poland and the Czech Republic to deploy elements of a U.S. missile defense … More

    Were They Born Yesterday?

    Reuters reports: The United States is ready to look at re-modeling its missile defense plans to include Moscow, a senior U.S. diplomat said on Friday in a concession to Russian opposition. … The Kremlin has been pressing Washington to give ground on the proposed missile shield in exchange for Russia … More

    Mexico's Drug Cartel Crisis

    The Mexican government’s war with international drug cartels has been spilling over into the United States at an alarming rate. Just yesterday the Los Angeles Times reported that Phoenix has become a “kidnap-for-ransom capital.” Today at noon, The Heritage Foundation will host a panel titled: The Fire Next Door: Mexico’s … More

    Inhofe Senate Resolution Provides Clear Vision for Defense Spending

    This afternoon Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) and Representative Trent Franks (R-AZ) introduced a joint resolution to maintain defense spending at 4 percent of our nation’s GDP. Heritage Distinguished Fellow and former Senator from Missouri, Jim Talent, commented that the legislation was “vital for America. There is a huge shortfall between … More

    Sanity Prevails at White House on Detainee Treatment

    Remember when those on the left kept saying it would be the end of American democracy as we know it if the military had the authority to indefinitely detain suspected terrorists? Well now that President Barack Obama is in power his two top legal appointees have both affirmed President George … More

    “I Screwed Up” Won’t Cut it on Missile Defense

    Heritage fellow James Carafano writes in the DC Examiner: No issue carries greater potential for crisis than the growing threat of missile attack. Last week, Iran launched its first homemade satellite into space. Foreign Ministry spokesman Hassan Qashqavi assured an alarmed world that “Iran’s space advancement serves no military purpose.” … More

    Weakness and Confusion from Biden in Munich

    This past Saturday, Vice President Joe Biden gave a troubling speech at the 45th Munich Security Conference. Heritage Director for Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom calls the speech “one of the weakest projections of U.S. leadership on foreign soil in recent memory. The message was confused, apologetic, over-conciliatory, and remarkably … More

    House to Continue Incoherent DHS Oversight

    Chris Strohm reports in Congress Daily that the democratic leadership in the House Homeland Security has finalized their legislative agenda for the year. And the news is not good. After banging the drum for years (like in our recent report with CSIS – Homeland Security 3.0) that oversight of the … More

    North Korea May Be Preparing Missile Launch

    Media reports and anonymous US and South Korean officials suggest North Korea is preparing to test launch a long-range Taepo Dong-2 missile. A missile launch, or even observable preparations for such a launch, would be the next step in Pyongyang’s escalating efforts to pressure South Korea and the U.S. to … More

    Al-Qaeda is Not a Competing Political Party

    Heritage Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs James Phillips watched President Barack Obama’s first televised interview and comments: President Obama offered a new tone but little substance. He proclaimed that “we are ready to initiate a new partnership based on mutual respect and mutual interest.” But he displayed amazing … More