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    America’s Wake-Up Call

    Last week, I was in New York City participating in the filming of The Heritage Foundation documentary on missile defense due-out early next year. The purpose of these scenes is to share with Americans the magnitude of the threat and the fragility of the peace and prosperity that we take … More

    The Terrorist Challenge in Pakistan

    Editor’s Note: Adapted from testimony delivered June 12 before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Despite a successful election four months ago, Pakistan’s political and security situation remains highly unstable and demands close attention from U.S. policymakers. A power struggle at the center among the three … More

    Rice's Move Strengthens Missile Defense in Europe

    Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice’s decision to finalize an agreement with Prague in early July to station part of the “third site” anti-missile system there arrives at a critical point in the proliferation debate. The news comes at the same time a former U.N. arms inspector is set to report … More

    The Trojan Dragon Comes to Congress

    In their efforts to gain confidential information about Congressional deliberations on China, Chinese intelligence agencies have stuck their fingers in a hornet’s nest that will leave big welts on Congressional attitudes toward Asia’s new superpower for years to come. Yesterday, an audibly angry Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) introduced a resolution … More

    Congress Gambled on 100% Scanning and Came Up Short

    The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing today on container security. The bottom line was that 100 percent scanning of containers is not possible or practical much to the surprise of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ). This conclusion was made after the Department of Homeland Security … More

    Military Strike Threatens U.S.-Pakistan Relations

    A highly unfortunate U.S. military incident on Afghanistan-Pakistan border this week may strain the U.S.-Pakistan relationship. More than a dozen bombs were dropped near Pakistan’s tribal areas, killed 11 Pakistani paramilitary troops, according to press reports. Confronting terrorists that have found safe haven along the Afghanistan-Pakistan border is complicated. The … More

    ACLU Has All the Border Answers

    After I ran a series of posts on my visit to the Arizona border, the ACLU took me to task for making the case that better border security is a good idea. In the last ACLU post they were particularly irate that I found anything worthy in the technology demonstration … More

    A Webb of Expenses

    The decision by Congress to establish an all-volunteer force in 1973 ensured that American citizens have “the freedom to pursue their careers where and how they choose – in essence their right to liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” The all-volunteer system, while expensive, has proven to be consistent with … More

    Dowsing Defeatist Talk on Long War

    The United States is winning the Long War against al-Qaeda. Despite hair on fire headlines, heated presidential political rhetoric, and conventional wisdom that so often points to the contrary, a simple look at the evidence shows that the war against terrorism is actually going better than the chicken-littles would have … More

    Don't Bad Mouth Our Border Patrol

    The ACLU is stil upset about our border blogging series. You might be surprised to find, if you read the posts on the ACLU’s “Blog of Rights,” we actually agree on a good deal–including the importance of getting border security done right. The ACLU blog went so far as to … More