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    Morning Bell: Defending America Takes More Than "Hope"

    Speaking to veterans at the American Legion conference this week, President Obama said, “Today, every American can be proud that the United States is safer, stronger and more respected in the world.” That’s quite a statement from a President who has granted legitimacy to extremist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood … More

    Will the President Clarify His "Flexibility" Remarks on Missile Defense?

    Cliff May, president of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, writes in his recent article that too few people are interested in finding out what was behind President Obama’s “flexibility” comments to Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in March and whether Obama made secret deals with the Russians. On March 26, … More

    Polish President Blasts Obama on Missile Defense

    This week, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski accused the Obama Administration of betrayal, saying, “Our mistake was that by accepting the American offer of a [missile defense] shield we failed to take into account the political risk associated with a change of president.… We paid a high political price. We do … More

    Global Zero Nuclear Proposal Would Make U.S. More Vulnerable

    The Global Zero Nuclear Policy Commission Report recently proposed that the United States cut the total number of its nuclear warheads to 900 from today’s level of about 1,700. In his most recent blog, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs visiting fellow Peter Huessy argues that this nuclear posture would … More

    Morning Bell: The Middle Eastern Time Bomb

    Four years of President Obama’s foreign policy are having their full effect. After squandering time in sham “negotiations” with Iran and Palestine and abandoning Iraq to al-Qaeda, the President has made many situations more difficult—and urgent. Iran is testing its ballistic missiles. We cannot afford to waste any more time. … More

    Latest Iranian Missile Test Seeks to Erode American Resolve

    As the debate over the size and scope of our nation’s anti-ballistic missile defense system continues, one thing remains constant: Iran continues to engage in a provocative game of military brinksmanship. Days ago, the Iranian Defense Ministry proclaimed that their nation had “successfully” launch tested an upgraded version of its … More

    Missile Defense: "Hit-to-Kill" System Is Worth Touting

    A July 24 article in the online Mobile Magazine describes the advanced technology of Raytheon’s Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) for destroying missile warheads in space. The article is right to tout the capabilities of this and similar anti-missile kill vehicles. The EKV is the payload portion of anti-missile missiles and … More

    Secretary Panetta Steps Up to Support MEADS

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta recently sent a letter urging Senator Daniel Inouye (D–HI), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, to conclude a test phase of the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) in fiscal year (FY) 2013. MEADS is a trilateral anti-aircraft and missile program with Germany and Italy. … More

    Russian Demands Are Still Not a Reason to Abandon U.S. Missile Defense

    Continuing its longstanding opposition to U.S. missile defense,Russia has demanded to know the parameters of the proposed missile defense shield in Europe and ways to verify that the system will not target Russian intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs). According to Russia’s acting envoy to NATO, Nikolai Korchunov, creating a joint partnership … More

    President Obama's Missile Defense Plan: Too Little Too Late?

    The Phased Adaptive Approach, President Obama’s missile defense plans for the protection of European allies and the United States, faces increasing scrutiny in the House of Representatives. House Armed Services Committee chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R–CA) and House Subcommittee on Strategic Forces chairman Michael Turner (R–OH) recently penned a … More