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    You Can't Trust Washington on Immigration

    President Obama can’t be trusted to enforce U.S. laws—and that makes many lawmakers hesitant to pass new immigration laws. House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said yesterday that this was proving to be a roadblock: Listen, there’s widespread doubt about whether this administration can be trusted to enforce our laws. And … More

    Missile Defense Sites to Protect the East Coast

    After the Obama Administration’s repeated delays of projects that would enhance the United States’ ballistic missile defense (BMD) system, the Department of Defense (DOD) released a statement announcing that they would begin an environmental impact study of four locations on the effect of installing a BMD site on the East … More

    Rough Week for Cybersecurity

    Cyber attacks can come from anywhere: a global power like China, weak and non-state actors, states like Iran or Syria, or even individual cyber criminals. And the government agencies responsible for defending the nation’s cyberspace cannot even prevent breaches and attacks into their own systems. The Department of Defense (DOD) … More

    Exclusive: Inhofe Demands Obama Answers on Benghazi

    “An outrageous lie” is what Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) called President Obama’s comments on the Benghazi scandal during his pre-Super Bowl interview with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly.  He was responding to Obama’s statement that there was no cover-up regarding Benghazi, and beyond that, that the Obama administration was sharing its best … More

    Once Again, Obama Won't Give Straight Answers on Benghazi

    AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/GettyImages/Newscom Pulling teeth would be easy compared to getting straight answers on the Benghazi scandal out of President Obama. Yesterday, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly  made another valiant attempt in his pre-Super Bowl interview with the President. And yet again Obama balked at answering obvious and legitimate questions, playing fast … More

    Record Drug Bust Sheds Light on Security Concerns for Coast Guard

    The U.S. Coast Guard and British Royal Fleet Auxiliary recently seized $37 million worth of cocaine off the coast of the Dominican Republic that was headed to the United States. The success of this interdiction is due in large part to the cooperative efforts of the nations and agencies involved, … More

    Army Could Fall to Smallest Since Before World War II

    The Army could shrink to its lowest active-duty end strength size since before World War II, according to recent statements by military officials. Over the past two weeks Army leadership has hinted at a new strategic direction of fewer troops and lighter, more mobile weapons. However, this “strategy” is merely … More

    5 Ways Congress Can Help the Military Keep America Safe

    Washington’s annual appropriations circus will start soon, and there’s lots  of work to be done — especially in the realm of defense. Two rounds of automatic cuts arising from budget sequestration, compounded by earlier cuts requested by President Obama, have taken a toll at the Pentagon. Army Chief of Staff … More

    Nuclear Trade Agreements: Not All That Glitters Is Gold

    The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations held an important hearing on 123 agreements—that is, agreements the U.S. makes with other countries that govern the exchange of components used in commercial nuclear power. It has been the consistent stance of the U.S. to minimize the proliferation of nuclear weapons. From the … More

    Al-Qaeda Network a Danger on the Move, Panel Agrees

    Who is the United States’ resurgent adversary in Iraq, and what do they want? A panel convened at The Heritage Foundation yesterday posed these and other questions about the policy implications for America of the recent seizure of the Iraqi towns of Fallujah and Ramadi by al-Qaeda fighters. The terrorist … More