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    Morning Bell: Surrender and Betrayal Do Not Make Us Safer

    Last month we reported that news outlets in Poland were saying that the Obama administration had made the decision to abandon our anti-missile shield in Poland and the Czech Republic. Today Czech Premier Jan Fischer confirmed those reports telling reporters that President Obama phoned him overnight to say that “his … More

    NATO’s New Not So Legitimate Friend

    NATO chief, Anders Rasmussen, said yesterday that NATO should have closer ties with Russia and that Moscow has “legitimate security concerns.” Which country does not have security concerns? But what does Rasmussen mean by “legitimate?” Does he mean when Russia announces, as it did yesterday, that it would seize any … More

    Morning Bell: Providing for the Common Defense Uncommon in White House

    Though the President made a big deal about Father’s Day, on national security issues the White House continues to look like an absent father. What can we expect from the White House on Independence Day? On issue after issue, Obama appears ambivalent or just flat wrong. Last week, President Obama … More

    Guest Blogger: Congressman Michael Turner (R-OH) on Missile Defense Budget Cuts

    Missile Defense Budget Cuts Are a Dangerous Gamble Given the battle going on in Washington over the future of a critical homeland defensive system, it’s unfortunate that much of the American public isn’t aware of what they have and what they stand to lose with the stroke of a pen. … More

    Guest Blogger: House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA)

    While Republicans applaud President Obama for bucking the far left of his party on Iraq and Afghanistan policy, we believe that his defense budgets threaten to leave us vulnerable in an increasingly dangerous world. If anything is certain in these most uncertain times, it is that threats to the homeland … More

    Cohen on Obama, North Korea, and Missile Defense

    President Bill Clinton’s Secretary of Defense William Cohen writes in today’s Washington Times: This weekend, North Korea followed through on its threat and tested a nuclear weapon – one far more powerful than the weapon it tested in 2006. In recent weeks, the regime has tested an intercontinental ballistic missile, … More

    North Korea's Nuclear Challenge

    Pyongyang ’s eagerness to conduct a nuclear test so quickly after its long-range missile launch shows it has abandoned its previous façade of negotiations and is instead striving to achieve a viable nuclear weapon and ICBM delivery capability. North Korea ’s unflinching efforts to develop the means to threaten the … More

    Americans Understand That Iran is a Threat

    A new poll released this week by McLaughlin and Associates shows that Americans understand better than Congress that Iran is a serious a threat to our national security and is a dangerous actor amongst its neighbors. According to Joel Rosenberg’s Weblog, the poll found: Nine in ten voters (91%) say … More

    Iranian Missile-Rattling Underscores Need for Missile Defense

    Iran’s launch of a two-stage ballistic missile today, a dramatic demonstration of its growing missile capabilities, was timed to send a message of defiance to Iran’s external adversaries and to boost President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s re-election prospects in Iran’s upcoming elections. It is yet another reminder, if any is required, that … More

    Iran's Missile Test: The Case for Global Missile Defense

    Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom director Nile Gardiner on Iran’s missile test today: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0DU7_DwO3Q[/youtube]