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    Scud in a Bucket

    Secretary of Defense Robert Gates budget proposal includes a $1.4 billion cut to missile defense. In The American Legion Magazine Heritage analyst James Carafano outlines just one reason such cuts will leave America more vulnerable: Today, the nature of a nuclear threat is different. The United States is less concerned … More

    Nuclear-Free Hopes vs. Reality

    We weren’t the only ones that found President Barack Obama’s “nuclear free” Prague speech a bit too heavy on hope and a little light on reality. The Washington Post’s Anne Applebaum writes today: Clearly, the “no nukes” policy is one close to the president’s heart. The Prague speech even carried … More

    The Obama Assault on Sovereignty

    President Obama’s trip to Europe has been revealing. Many people had high hopes that Obama may turn out to be a closet moderate. After all, his position on Afghanistan wasn’t all that bad, some said. Unfortunately, the picture is now clearer; his statements and actions in Europe show just how … More

    The Need for Missile Defense: Now More Than Ever

    Powerful Ambitions North Korean Dreams: The development of the ballistic missile program has been one of the top military priorities for North Korea for almost 40 years. As a result it now has the largest ballistic missile program among all developing countries. Not only does North Korea constantly seek to … More

    China Far from Responsible Stakeholder

    Initial Chinese reaction to the launch of North Korea’s missile, in clear violation of UN Security Council Resolutions, is true to form. They will go along with international consensus just as far as they need to in order to blunt it. Last time around, in 2006, the PRC played the … More

    The Nuclear-Free Distraction

    This weekend the North Koreans tested their Taepodong 2 ballistic missile, surpassing their 2006 effort by completing at least two phases and traveling a longer distance. This improvement is still a troubling development. To his credit, Obama is calling for the UN to enforce its previous resolutions prohibiting North Korea … More

    Not Ready For Prime Time Players: Axelrod Edition

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXZPqdnhe1Q[/youtube] White House Senior Advisor David Axelrod spoke with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace on yesterday morning, and clarified what had previously been an incoherent policy on missile defense and global threats to America and our allies: Well, I think that, uh, uh, missile defen-, the the missile, the the … More

    Missing Pieces in Missile Defense

    Is the Obama administration taking North Korea’s threat to launch a long-range missile seriously enough? With North Korea poised to launch as early as this weekend, you would think we would have deployed our SBX radar. You’d be wrong. The ship-borne Sea-Based X Band Radar (SBX) is one of the … More

    Morning Bell: A Missile Defense Wake Up Call

    Barring a sudden change in weather, sometime tonight North Korea will likely launch a multistage rocket over Japan, far into the Pacific Ocean. The Kim Jong Il regime is claiming the launch is a test of their civilian satellite program, but it is widely understood that this claim is just … More

    President Obama Says "No More Bailouts"

    Earlier today, President Obama delivered a speech at an impromptu event, sans teleprompter, as he was on his way to deliver a thoughtful gift to his British counterparts to reinforce our special relationship. “Let me first start by saying that for the duration of my administration, there will be no more bailouts.” … More