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    The Plight of Christians in Iraq

    Robin Harris, a former adviser to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, has written a very important piece for National Review Online highlighting the plight of Christians in Iraq. Harris presents a compelling case for the United States, Great Britain and the West to do more to protect Iraq’s embattled Christian … More

    The Psychology of War

    Guns, boots, helmets and…social science? It’s not been used much since the Cold War, but the Department of Defense believes an increase in cultural understanding could play an important role in national security. Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced Minerva as a new approach. Minerva will award $50 million over five … More

    Dowsing Defeatist Talk on Long War

    The United States is winning the Long War against al-Qaeda. Despite hair on fire headlines, heated presidential political rhetoric, and conventional wisdom that so often points to the contrary, a simple look at the evidence shows that the war against terrorism is actually going better than the chicken-littles would have … More

    This Week in Washington: Playing Politics With the War on Terror

    Here’s a preview of what’s happening this week in Washington. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6YshohNEUM[/youtube] May was a successful month in Iraq, yet progress with the war supplemental has been slowed by the left. House leaders want to tie war funding to domestic spending, including unemployment insurance and pet pork projects. Time is running … More

    Iraqi Progress Palpable

    Hardly a supporter of the decision to remove Saddam Hussein, The Christian Science Monitor reports today on “guarded optimism” in Iraq. Howard La Franchi writes: For a reporter last here a year ago, during perhaps the deepest of Iraq’s despair, there is a palpable change: visible in such mundane things … More

    Gates Warns of 'Next-War-itis'

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates addressed journalists today on the state of the American military at a conference sponsored by Heritage and the El Pomar Foundation in Colorado Springs. (Full text of Gates’ remarks are available at the Pentagon website.) Gates has maintained a consistent focus since his first day on … More

    Is There Any Bite in Blue Dogs' Bark?

    As Heritage’s Michael Franc documents again today, the Democratic party is rapidly becoming a party of rich cultural elites: Through May 1, the Democratic presidential field has suctioned up a cool $5.7 million from the more than 4,000 donors who list their occupation as “CEO.” The Republicans’ take was only … More

    Reports from the Terror Front

    There is lots of news in the battle against transnational terrorism—a lot of it not good. AP wire stories highlight one of the conclusions in the recently released State Department annual report on the state of terrorism in the world. According to the news service, al Qaeda “has rebuilt some … More

    Perspective on War Spending

    Unable to summon the courage to end funding for the Iraq war, liberals are now trying to blame Iraq for the current economic turmoil. We’ve already detailed why this argument is so specious, but sometimes visuals communicate better than words. Here is how little the U.S government is spending on … More

    Sanity Returning to War Funding

    Liberals in Congress threatened earlier this month to to combine all federal government spending for the year into one massive appropriations bill. To avoid a veto of the tens of billions of dollars in new deficit domestic spending they want, liberals were prepared to hold hostage troops fighting in Afghanistan … More