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    Does Time Magazine Know That Iran Exists?

    Time’s Mark Thompson has a breezy item up attacking “the hawkish” Heritage Foundation for “pathetic” “cowering” in the shadow of an “exaggerated” “potential threat.” Our crime? Trying to raise awareness about the possibility that a single electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack could send the entire eastern seaboard dark. Thompson writes: The … More

    What Exactly is the Deal Between President Obama and the Kremlin?

    The White House Fact Sheet on the New START Treaty agreed to between President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitri Medvedev claims: No Constraints on Missile Defense and Conventional Strike: The Treaty does not contain any constraints on testing, development or deployment of current or planned U.S. missile defense programs … More

    The New York Times and Missile Defense

    Yesterday, The New York Times ran an editorial titled “Fixing Missile Defense.” Given the editors’ clear track record of opposing missile defense, they must mean “fix” it in the sense of neutering it.  Ostensibly, the editors are pointing to recent public complaints by the Director of the Missile Defense Agency … More

    Morning Bell: A START Towards Undermining Our Nuclear Security

    Yesterday the Kremlin announced that the Obama administration and Russia had reached agreement on a new nuclear arms agreement intended to replace the 1991 Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START). The declaration appeared to surprise the White House, as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs could only confirm that the two sides were … More

    Time for an EMP Recognition Day

    As we mentioned earlier this morning, today is the 27th anniversary of President Ronald Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative (SDI) speech; the speech that paved the way for our nation’s successful missile defense program. However, America faces another threat, one that requires Congress’s immediate attention: an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attack. Heritage … More

    Missile Defense Is What Really Matters

    Editorializing on the Obama administration’s nuclear arms control strategy with Russia, The Washington Post wrote this Sunday: This is an issue that really matters: The continued development and deployment of missile defenses arguably means more to U.S. security than a new nuclear weapons deal with Russia. Indeed, the development and … More

    Reagan Missile Defense Speech Matters More than Ever

    Twenty seven years ago President Ronald Reagan delivered one of the most important speeches in modern history. For almost five decades, Americans had lived under the threat of nuclear war. The arms race had become a stand-off between the superpowers called mutually-assured-destruction, where any nuclear exchange would likely evolve into … More

    Obama's Weak Missile Defense Nominee

    When President Barack Obama first nominated long time missile defense critic Philip Coyle to be associate director for national security and international affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy back in October, we immediately noted that this nomination signaled a major shift in our ballistic missile … More

    Dumping Airborne Laser Leaves America Vulnerable

    At 8:44 p.m. PST Feb. 11, 2010 … for just a second … man made night into day. A short-range ballistic missile launched from a sea-based platform off California’s Point Mugu Naval Air Warfare Center. Moments later, the Airborne Laser carried aloft in a specially modified 747 detected it. Then … More

    Secretary Clinton May Sleep Better with Effective Homeland Security and Robust Missile Defenses

    According to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her biggest nightmare is if al-Qaeda or regimes like Iran get their hands on a weapon of mass destruction and use it against us.  She is not alone. Military experts like the former head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Lt. Gen. Henry … More