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    Britain’s Defense Review

    On Tuesday, the British Government announced that it is beginning a process that will lead to a Defense Review in 2010. The review will take place in two parts. First, a Green Paper will assess the purposes and conduct of British defense policy. Then, after the general election, a broader … More

    Is The British Purchase of the F-35 At Risk?

    The British Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) has published a “Strategic Security Review.” The IPPR is not just any think tank: in the 1990s, its work formed the basis for many of the domestic programs that New Labour undertook when it came into power in 1997. It has since … More

    How Not to Cut Spending: More Defense Cuts in Britain Loom

    Not so quietly, a new conventional wisdom has taken hold in Britain: defense spending must be cut. Last month, the Economist, in writing about “the end of the New Labour orthodoxy on public spending” – the orthodoxy being that the public sector “should consume an ever-increasing share of national wealth” … 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

    USA's 56-Year Air Superiority At Risk

    If President Obama is intent on listening to military commanders, as he promised during the campaign, why is he now ignoring the military’s own requirement for additional F-22s? Why would the President want to compromise America’s half-century dominance in the air that has led to one powerful result: There has … More

    Space Program Deserves Full Funding

    Like cyberspace, space remains a critical enabler of America’s military power. Whether for navigating Navy destroyers through narrow straits, or guiding smart bombs to their targets, the military relies heavily on a strong presence in space. For this reason, potential adversaries, according to Secretary Gates, are investing “in weapons geared … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. J. Randy Forbes (R-VA)

    The defense budget is a lens through which we see our national defense priorities and the tool by which we will equip our warfighters and maintain a ready defense. To achieve an effective defense budget requires – at the very least – accountability and transparency. While the Administration has certainly … More

    Top Air Force Leader to Speak at Heritage

    America’s ability to secure its vital national security interests is intrinsically linked to the capabilities of our Air Force. As the joint enabler, the Air Force’s core capabilities, such as air dominance and strategic lift, serve to enhance the capacity of the entire military. However, the Air Force is at … More

    How Much Do Americans Think We Spend on Defense?

    And how much do they think we should spend? Heritage takes to the streets of DC to find out: [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihsDfa-LUO4[/youtube] Find the facts, here.

    Text of Romney's Speech: The Care of Freedom

    The following is the prepared text of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s June 1, 2009 speech at the United States Navy Memorial: Thank you, Senator Talent, for your very kind introduction. Ed, it is always a pleasure to be with my many friends at the Heritage Foundation, and it’s an … More