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    Putin Is Right About Withdrawal from the New START Treaty

    According to Representative Trent Franks (R–AZ) and Representative Doug Lamborn (R–CO), Russian President Vladimir Putin’s potential withdrawal from New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) would serve America’s strategic interests more than the Obama Administration’s attempts to “reset” the United States’ relationship with Moscow. Putin’s mobilization of Russian troops into … More

    A Cyber Cold War: Russia and Ukraine Trade Cyber Attacks

    Ukraine’s telecommunications system has been cyber attacked, according to the head of the country’s security service. Internet and telephone services between the Crimea region and the rest of Ukraine were cut after Russian forces seized control of Crimea, but now the mobile phones of members of the Ukrainian parliament are … More

    6 Things the White House Can Do Immediately Regarding the Russia–Ukraine Conflict

    Despite issuing carefully worded statements—leaving a lot of room for interpretation—the White House has largely avoided mentioning specific consequences for Russia’s recent aggressions. Perhaps the White House will consider taking a look at our recent Heritage Foundation Issue Brief that includes a number of specific policy recommendations that, among other … More

    President’s Defense Budget Request: Making the U.S. Less Secure

    The President’s fiscal year 2015 defense budget request demonstrates the Administration’s willingness to sacrifice America’s leadership while the world grows more dangerous. If the President gets his way, all of the services will see significant reductions in their ability to protect America’s interests abroad. The U.S. needs to sustain forces … More

    Missile Defense Matters

    North Korea flexed its muscles yet again: Reports from Seoul indicate that on February 27 North Korea test-fired several short-range missiles. The U.S. must expand its missile defense system because rogue states like North Korea and Iran are working to increase their missile capabilities and threaten the West and its … More

    Obama and the Red Crayon

    Lines don’t mean anything to President Obama. Domestically, he has no trouble stepping outside the lines of the law—even laws he championed—to suit his agenda. When it comes to foreign policy, he has a red crayon he likes to pull out from time to time—but it’s the washable kind. No … More

    Lamar Smith to DHS Chief: Obama ‘Inflates’ Deportation Numbers (VIDEO)

    A Texas congressman sharply disputed claims of record deportations of illegal immigrants on President Obama’s watch when the new secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Jeh Johnson, appeared for a House hearing. The administration is “inflating” deportation statistics, so they are “inaccurate,” Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) told Johnson … More

    Washington Post: 'Obama's Foreign Policy Is Based on Fantasy'

    President Obama has lost The Washington Post’s editorial board with his disastrous foreign policy. In a hard-hitting editorial today, the Post’s editors declared Obama’s outlook a “fantasy” and said that “For five years, President Obama has led a foreign policy based more on how he thinks the world should operate … More

    DeMint: Obama Must Show 'Global Leadership' in Ukraine Crisis

    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint today called on President Obama to provide “global leadership” rather than “weak statements” in responding to Russia’s invasion of the Crimea region of Ukraine, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin and “the thugs in the Kremlin” need to fear U.S. intentions. “Weak statements, history has … More

    Hagel’s Budget and the Real Threat to National Security

    It seems that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has become Washington’s newest whipping boy, drawing the ire of nearly everyone who might in any way have an interest in national security. No sooner did he complete his preview of the FY15 Defense Budget than critics pounced with an eye-watering zeal. … More