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    A Constitutional Obligation of the Federal Government

    Representative Howard “Buck” McKeon (R–CA), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke last week at the Reagan Library on national security and the declining defense budget. He expressed his concerns and strategies to address the current state of our armed forces, specifically the effects that budget cuts will have … More

    FBI Worries About America Unwired

    Evil activity online could be more dangerous than transnational terrorists, warns FBI Director Robert Mueller. Speaking before the RSA Cyber Security Conference last Thursday, he declared that cybersecurity is becoming a top concern. The FBI, Department of Homeland Security, and Department of Defense need to get cyberserious. Protecting netizens’ ability … More

    PODCAST: The Constitution and National Defense

    In this week’s Heritage in Focus, former Attorney General Ed Meese and graduate fellow Marion Smith discuss the Constitution and providing for the common defense. Click here to listen. Were the Founders isolationists, who believed in non-interventionism? What relevance does their understanding of providing for defense have today? And what … More

    In the Green Room: Rep. McKeon (R-CA) on Keeping America Great

    In the most recent installment of “In the Green Room”, Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA), the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee sat down with us before his speech yesterday at The Heritage Foundation to discuss national defense priorities. More

    A Shrinking Navy

    The United States is a maritime nation. The military is the nation’s guarantor of freedom of the seas and protector of global sea lines of communication. The military ensures the safe transit of international commerce along trade routes that allows our local grocery store and Wal-Marts shelves to remain stocked … More

    The President's Anemic Speech on the State of National Defense

    On foreign policy and national defense, President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address was anemic. It brushed over key issues like Iran and terrorism and skipped some important issues, like how best to handle detainees, entirely. There were, in fact, moments when the President’s rhetoric flew in the face … More