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    Defense Cuts Leaving the U.S. Navy Toothless?

    Earlier this month, the Obama administration released the annual FY2015 budget request for the Department of Defense. As analysts pore over the several thousand pages detailing spending plans for each program in the U.S. military, a number of head-scratching decisions are coming to light. For example, the Navy has decided … More

    Western Leaders Suspend Russia from G8; Now They Should Downgrade the G20

    The leaders of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States (the G7), plus the president of the European Council and the president of the European Commission, met yesterday in The Hague to reaffirm their support for Ukraine’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and independence. They also made … More

    Defense Department Suspends Missile Defense Cooperation with Russia

    Following Russia’s aggressive actions in Crimea, the Department of Defense suspended ballistic missile defense cooperation with Russia. This suspension includes civilian-to-civilian cooperation. This is a step in the right direction. Russia has been trying to use ballistic missile defense cooperation with the U.S. to limit U.S. missile defense capabilities. Moscow … More

    Missile Defense as a Response to Russia

    Daniel Gouré’s recent op-ed for the Lexington Institute offers a compelling alternative to the Obama Administration’s weak-kneed response to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Gouré advocates for the renewal of the Administration’s Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System in Romania, which Obama halted in the wake of Russia’s strong disapproval. This suspension … More

    Giving the Internet Over to the U.N. -- or Worse

    How has the Internet worked so well—and stayed as free as it is—for so long? One big reason is U.S. oversight, and the Obama administration has now said it’s giving that up. Absent oversight of the Department of Commerce, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) will likely … More

    Putin Challenges Obama's Long-Held Views on Missile Defense

    Several years before becoming president, Obama told a Chicago TV station, “I don’t agree with a missile defense system.” That’s nice. Unfortunately, rogue states such as North Korea and Iran have a different worldview. So does Vladimir Putin. The recent Ukraine crisis, and the question of the best United States … More

    The Future of Drones

    A 60 Minutes segment that aired last Sunday, “Drones over America,” offered a friendly reminder that not all drones are bad and that drones are indeed coming. “We’re looking at the future. And whether we like it or not, the future is looking back at us,” as CBS correspondent Morley … More

    Biden Said All the Right Things on Transatlantic Security. Too Bad the Administration's Reality Doesn't Match.

    In light of Russia’s recent invasion and annexation of Crimea, many of America’s allies in Central and Eastern Europe with large ethnic Russian populations are nervous. And understandably so—many are wondering if they are next on Putin’s list. In order to allay concerns, and to demonstrate U.S. commitment to transatlantic … More

    President Obama Considers Wholesale Rejection of Immigration Enforcement Laws

    In a move that sadly is not surprising, President Obama has ordered a review of immigration enforcement policies to see if they can be done “more humanely within the confines of the law.” Not enforcing existing immigration laws would only encourage additional illegal immigration. This decision comes in the wake … More

    Russia's Illegal Crimea Referendum Must Be Rejected by the Free World

    Crimea has just announced the preliminary result of its forced referendum. Unsurprisingly, 95 percent of those taking part in the poll voted in favor of Crimea seceding from Ukraine and joining the Russian Federation. But the Crimea referendum was a farce, and the free world must unite in rejecting it … More