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    In Defense of Missile Defense

    James Woolsey, former director of Central Intelligence, and Rebaccah Heinrichs, a former manager of the House Bipartisan Missile Defense Caucus published an op-ed in The Wall Street Journal vividly illustrating the threat posed by Iran’s weapons program and the need for a robust U.S. missile defense system. The authors note … More

    At Last, the Debate has STARTed

    The weaknesses of President Obama’s New START treaty with Russia are finally starting to surface in Washington. On Monday, Mitt Romney weighed in against the treaty in a Washington Post column. The former Massachusetts governor raised concerns previously aired by Amb. John Bolton (in National Review), by the Heritage Foundation’s … More

    Fact Checking the Fact Checker: A Response to Senator Kerry

    Senator Kerry (D–MA) penned an op-ed in the Washington Post making the case that ratification of the New START Treaty is in the best interest of U.S. national security. His article is in response to former Governor Mitt Romney’s (R–MA) recent op-ed calling the treaty Obama’s biggest foreign policy mistake. … More

    Obama's Other Audacious Stealth Appointment

    Health care rationing czar Dr. Donald Berwick may be stealing all the headlines, but he is not the only bureaucrat President Barack Obama is forcing on the American people without proper Senate review. Unlike Dr. Berwick, at least the Senate got the opportunity to question President Obama’s new associate director … More

    Obama's Worst Foreign-Policy Mistake?

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney makes a strong case against the Obama administration’s New START with Russia in today’s Washington Post. We have posted the entire op-ed below. You can find The Heritage Foundation’s work on the treaty here, including The New START Working Group‘s Independent Assessment of New START. … More

    Fly Before You Buy? Ok, So Now Can We Buy?

    On Tuesday, Lockheed Martin and the Missile Defense Agency successfully tested their Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) Weapon System in Hawaii.  Since 2005 there have been 11 THAAD flight tests with a 100% success rate in intercepting a missile. Not only did this test continue the perfect record of … More

    Five Reasons to Hate New START

    Tim Starks recently penned a piece for Congressional Quarterly titled “Republicans Take Pause at START Accord’s Missile Defense Implications.” His bottom line: “No matter how often Democrats or Obama administration witnesses try to sway them, Republicans continue to express doubts about whether a new arms treaty would constrain U.S. missile … More

    Morning Bell: No Rush to Judgment on New START

    Last week, Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) expressed concern over the U.S.-Russian Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) now before the Senate. The senator particularly questioned the treaty’s limits on America’s “ability to advance our missile defense” and its “failure to deter proliferation and future attacks on our nation and allies.” Given … More

    Let’s Not START This Again, Mr. President

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee held its second hearing this week on the New START Treaty between the United States and the Russian Federation.  Led by the chair of the committee, Sen. John Kerry (D-MA), and ranking minority member, Sen. Dick Lugar (R-IN), a number of senators addressed several areas … More

    A Call for Transparency: Provide the Senate with the Negotiating Record

    The administration is launching a full-scale defense of the new START Treaty, as evidenced by two days of testimony in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and an op-ed out this morning in The Wall Street Journal by Michele Flournoy and Ashton Carter. Ms. Flournoy and Mr. Carter rightly point out … More