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    The Chinese Minister of Defense Visited America, and All I Got Was…?

    The Chinese minister of defense, General Liang Guanglie, is currently visiting the United States, and as usual, he is getting the red carpet rolled out for him. He is meeting Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and visiting a number of U.S. military installations, including Southern Command and Fort Benning. General … More

    Protect America Guest Blog: President's Defense Strategy Is No Strategy at All

    On January 5, 2012, President Obama stepped to the podium at the Pentagon to deliver a speech outlining the United States’ new defense strategy. In just over 12 minutes, the Obama Administration managed to roll back a military strategy that had been in place for more than 60 years. No … More

    Morning Bell: Will Congress Defend Our Military?

    It’s one thing to talk a good game about cutting spending, but it’s quite another thing to actually do something about it. This week, the House of Representatives has an opportunity to finally set some limits on Washington’s spending spree while also ensuring that the U.S. military has the resources … More

    Defending Defense: Sequestration Must Be Stopped

      America is nearing a decisive moment. Unless Congress acts to change current law, automatic sequestration cuts will slash future spending on national defense across the board by more than $500 billion beginning early next year. Combined with the $487 billion in cuts already put forward by the President in … More

    Don't Let North Korean Missile Debate Obscure Real Issues

    North Korea unveiled a new missile during its April parade celebrating the 100th anniversary of the country’s founder, Kim Il-sung. The missile is assessed to be a new mobile intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM). Last year, then-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates first revealed the existence of a North Korean road-mobile ICBM. … More

    Happening Now: Online Chat on Protecting America

    Next week is the start of Heritage’s fourth annual Protect America Month. Protect  America Month is the month where we highlight the need for a strong National Defense. Join us on Friday from 12-1 ET when we will be joined by Heritage’s Jim Carafano and he will be taking your … More

    CISPA Is Ready for Prime Time

    This week, the House of Representatives will vote on several cybersecurity bills, giving rise to the apt moniker “Cyber Week.” Congress is right to act on this very important issue, as up to $400 billion is stolen from U.S. companies in cyber theft and espionage every year. While Congress correctly … More

    Sino–Russian Naval Exercises: Shape of Things to Come?

    This week, the Chinese and Russian militaries began the first joint naval exercises the two sides have ever conducted. The exercise, occurring near Qingdao on the Yellow Sea, will involve 16 Chinese surface combatants and two submarines, including five missile destroyers, five missile frigates, and four missile boats, as well … More

    The Danger of Disarmament and the Recipe for War

    World War I had killed millions, and in its aftermath, the great nations of the world were in an arms race that was alarming and unprecedented. As international tensions rose, disarmament was regarded as the most effective way to curtail the potential outbreak of another large-scale war. The Secretary of … More

    Ryan's Budget Protects Defense

    In today’s Wall Street Journal, Edwin J. Feulner, president of the Heritage Foundation, Arthur C. Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, and William Kristol, a director of the Foreign Policy Initiative, co-authored an op-ed on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget. Here’s an excerpt: In an … More