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    Senator Kyl Speaks Out on Missile Defense

    Senator Jon Kyl (R–AZ) asserts in a recently published opinion piece in The Wall Street Journal that the “U.S. government has no higher moral obligation than to protect the American people from nuclear attack.” Senator Kyl begins by revisiting the President’s unguarded comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev in Seoul, … More

    President’s Plan Weakens at Least One Leg of Nuclear Triad

    According to the U.S. Navy, America’s nuclear deterrent triad will be limping on one of its legs for over a decade because of the President’s fiscal year 2013 budget request. The Navy will fall below its 12-boat nuclear-armed submarine requirement for 14 years because the Obama Administration’s plans to delay … More

    Presidential Whispers: Just Stating the Obvious or Revealing Future Plans?

    Major Garrett, a White House correspondent for National Journal, recently authored a piece that seeks to shed light on President Obama’s true missile defense intentions and is a welcome addition to the public discussion. On the eve of a global nuclear security summit in Seoul, South Korea, President Obama whispered … More

    Senators Speak Out Against President’s Whispers

    “On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this—this can be solved, but it’s important for him to give me space,” stated President Obama during his recent conversation with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. The President’s comments have caused quite a stir, since they imply his willingness to further give in … More

    Definition of a Mic Gaffe: Politician Telling the Truth

    On August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan joked over a “hot” mic, “My fellows Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I have signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” It was a joke, but we all knew it masked a serious … More

    Morning Bell: Obama Whispers Away America's Security

    It is hard to overstate the dangerous implications of what happened this week when President Obama was caught by an open mic sending a message to Russia’s dictator-in-waiting to wait quietly till after the November elections, after which Mr. Obama could make concessions on America’s national defense. The White House … More

    U.S. President Willing to Give in to Russia’s Missile Defense Demands

    The United States does not need to protect itself from a threat of ballistic missiles. At least that is what President Obama suggests in his recent exchange with Dmitry Medvedev, president of the Russian Federation, during the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. “On all these issues, but particularly missile … More

    Obama's Comments to Medvedev Reveal Missile Defense Policy

    It is a fundamental trust the American people put in a President that he will do all within his power to defend them against foreign military threats. This trust is no less applicable to threats posed by ballistic missiles. President Obama, however, apparently thinks very little of his responsibility to … More

    Obama to Medvedev: "Give Me Space" on Missile Defense

    The United States does not need to protect itself from the threat of ballistic missiles right now. At least that is what President Obama suggests with his recent exchange between himself and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev during the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. The exchange was as follows: President … More

    SM-3 Reductions: A Gift to Iran

    In a recent article, Jeff Stier, a senior fellow at the National Center for Public Policy Research, argued that the Administration’s proposal in the fiscal year 2013 budget to cut funding for the Standard Missile-3 (SM-3) sends the “wrong message to Iran.” This SM-3 funding cut limits the U.S. Ballistic … More