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    Missile Defense Matters

    North Korea flexed its muscles yet again: Reports from Seoul indicate that on February 27 North Korea test-fired several short-range missiles. The U.S. must expand its missile defense system because rogue states like North Korea and Iran are working to increase their missile capabilities and threaten the West and its … More

    The Complexities of the Nuclear Weapons Landscape

    Two recently released government reports show that the worldwide nuclear threat is getting more complex and more dangerous. The Defense Science Board (DSB) report shows how hard it can be to develop plans for even monitoring the nuclear landscape. For starters, the nuclear landscape is changing all the time: The … More

    Missile Defense Sites to Protect the East Coast

    After the Obama Administration’s repeated delays of projects that would enhance the United States’ ballistic missile defense (BMD) system, the Department of Defense (DOD) released a statement announcing that they would begin an environmental impact study of four locations on the effect of installing a BMD site on the East … More

    Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP): The Clock Is Ticking

    Any American who has a cell phone—or who just wants to be able to flip on a light in the morning—should be concerned about our nation’s preparedness in the face of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. In fact, while it may sound like a term from a high school physics … More

    What the President Should Say About Foreign and Defense Policy

    Five years on since Barack Obama took office, it is time for the President to admit the obvious: His foreign and defense policies have largely been a failure. Bewildered Administration policies have eroded national sovereignty, weakened the military, emboldened enemies, and disheartened allies. The Administration’s strategy of “leading from behind” … More

    When Counting Electrical Grid Threats, Count EMP

    The North American Electric Power Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) latest test of the U.S. electrical grid left out an important component: testing the U.S.’s ability to withstand an electromagnetic pulse (EMP). The purpose of the two-day test was to gauge the response and recovery times from physical and cyber-attack scenarios. Although … More

    Eastern Europe Continues to Be an Afterthought for the U.S.

    Secretary of State John Kerry’s trip to Poland is a step in the right direction, but the timing and manner of Kerry’s visit leave much to be desired, especially when viewed in the larger context of the Obama Administration’s antipathy toward Eastern Europe. Kerry is in Poland for talks with … More

    Missile Defense in Romania Upsets Russia

    The United States and Romania recently began construction on a Romanian-based missile defense system, also known as Aegis Ashore. This critical event is requisite to build a comprehensive multilayered missile defense system. And it’s making Russia nervous. Moscow (predictably) continues to incorrectly contend that the new system is directed toward … More

    American Blackout: What an EMP Would Look Like

    “What would you do if the whole country went dark and you didn’t know if or when the power would be coming back?” National Geographic will explore this question on Sunday, October 27 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time in “American Blackout.” An “American Blackout” may occur due to a … More

    Potential Chinese Missile Deal with Turkey Causing Worry

    Western bewilderment over a potential Chinese long-range ballistic missile and air defense system in Turkey has turned to skepticism and worry. Turkey—a NATO member—is working on an agreement to produce this system in collaboration with China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corporation (CPMIEC), a state-owned arms manufacturer on which the … More