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    A Brilliant Bullet

    Popular Mechanics devotes their latest cover story to the science of ground-based interceptors. PM writes: America’s missile shield is designed to destroy incoming ballistic warheads with interceptors. President-elect Obama’s leading contenders for the job as Secretary of Defense have this week sent signals that the next administration would continue the … More

    The $100,000 Guantanamo Question

    This Sunday Barack Obama repeated his promise to close Guantanamo. Since the media is still coddling their favorite son, CBS’s Steve Kroft did not bother to ask how. As Heritage Senior Legal Fellow Charles Stimson tells the Christian Science Monitor, it is the how that is the hard part: “It … More

    No Big 'Change' Coming on Guantanamo Detainees

    According to The Washington Post, the Obama administration is planning to “launch a review of the classified files of the approximately 250 detainees at Guantanamo Bay immediately after taking office, as part of an intensive effort to close the U.S. prison in Cuba.” Obama hopes to close GITMO quickly but, … More

    Congress Must Save Vital 'Responsive Space' Program

    A recent article I wrote for Armed Forces Journal discusses the Pentagon’s efforts to maintain space dominance amid the challenges of emerging peer competitors. The Pentagon’s Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) office stands at the forefront of an effort to revolutionize the way the U.S. builds and deploys satellites. However, only … More

    Let’s Call It Shwantanamo

    On January 20, 2009, a new President will enter office. Both John McCain and Barack Obama have said that they would shut down the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, where the United States now holds about 255 prisoners captured abroad in the war on terrorism. So what’s like to happen … More

    Bigger Government, Higher Taxes and Weak National Defense: New Liberal Agenda Is Actually Old

    With the election still a week away, Congressman Barney Frank (D-MA), chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, is already setting the stage for drastic cuts in defense spending, higher taxes, and bigger government. In a meeting with the editorial board of The Standard-Times, a local Massachusetts newspaper, Rep. Frank … More

    Common Sense Prevails at DHS

    According to USA Today, the Department of Homeland Security “will not meet a 2012 deadline set by Congress to scan the contents of every cargo container headed to U.S. ports.” USA Today also reports: “Two wrongs don’t make a right,” says Frank Vargo of the National Association of Manufacturers. He … More

    Iran's 'World Without America' and the EMP Threat

    Recent reports indicate Iran could have a nuclear bomb by 2015, if not earlier. What has been largely ignored is Iran’s ability to acquire an equally destructive device, an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) weapon. Clifford D. May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, and I recently penned an … More

    Stop National Security Proliferation Now

    Over at Google’s new Knol site, Heritage Senior Research Fellow Dr. James Carafano and Center for American Progress Senior Vice President Nina Hachigian are having a spirited debate over “What are the main security threats facing our nation?” Hachigian identifies nuclear terrorism, epidemics, and climate change Can as her biggest … More

    Major Shock: Glenn Greenwald and Think Progress Are Completely Ignorant About FISA

    ABC News has a story out reporting that employees at the National Security Agency (NSA) listened in on “hundreds of US citizens overseas … as they called friends and family back home.” One employee described the contents of the calls as “personal, private things with Americans who are not in … More