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    Defense Cuts Will Cost Us in the Long Run

    As its January 2 deadline draws near, sequestration and the roughly $500 billion it will cut from defense have received increasing attention. While proponents of these dramatic cuts argue it shows fiscal restraint and will save the country money, the sensitive nature of Department of Defense (DOD) contracting could mean … More

    Comedian in Chief: Obama Snubs World Leaders for Talk Shows

    Where is President Obama? Yakking it up on television and radio with comedians and chat shows. That is, when he is not out raising funds for his reelection. Last Tuesday, the President gave a full hour to late night comedy host David Letterman. On September 11 of all days, he … More

    Flawed Sequestration Report Reinforces Need to Reverse Damaging Defense Cuts

    The Obama Administration’s recent report on how it would slash nearly $500 billion more from national defense over the next decade leaves lawmakers, the military, the defense industry, and the American public largely in the dark about the consequences of these massive spending cuts. Nevertheless, the report—which was submitted to … More

    Coast Guard's Latest Battle: Underwater Drug Trafficking

    The U.S. Coast Guard is facing a growing threat in the Caribbean: undersea drug trafficking. The New York Times recently recounted an incident where the sea service interdicted an illegal semisubmersible vessel smuggling cocaine from Colombia. U.S. security forces have long combated smugglers bringing drugs and other contraband into the … More

    President MIA on Daily Intelligence Briefings

    According to an article in The Washington Post by opinion writer Marc Thiessen, President Obama isn’t attending his daily intelligence briefings all that often. In fact, Thiessen asserts that the President is missing more than half his daily intelligence briefings, attending only around 38 percent of his Presidential Daily Brief … More

    Laying the Keel for National Security Cutter: The Framework for Maritime Security

    Coast Guard Commandant Admiral Robert Papp recently oversaw the keel laying ceremony of the newest National Security Cutter (NSC), the Hamilton. Fittingly, this vessel is one of the fleet of NSCs to replace the outgoing Hamilton-class cutters, which have been in service since the 1960s. Yet while the outgoing geriatric … More

    To Improve National Security, Step Up Science and Technology Education

    The Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) thinks we should strengthen domestic manufacturing, and to garner support, they have even taken out ads in conservative standbys such as RedState.com and Human Events. Their prescription, however, misses the mark. The AAM correctly points out that to strengthen our manufacturing sector, the U.S. … More

    National Security Should Not Be an Excuse for Protectionism

    The Alliance for American Manufacturing has been busy advocating the idea that the U.S government needs to do more to promote domestic manufacturing, as it is critical to repairing and maintaining our critical infrastructure. Maintaining critical infrastructure is important for homeland security and disaster response, but that does not mean … More

    Morning Bell: Defending America Takes More Than "Hope"

    Speaking to veterans at the American Legion conference this week, President Obama said, “Today, every American can be proud that the United States is safer, stronger and more respected in the world.” That’s quite a statement from a President who has granted legitimacy to extremist organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood … More

    Morning Bell: This Threat Seems Fictional, but It's a Real Danger

    What happens to our society if we lose all electricity? A new TV show premiering next month, Revolution, will explore that question. It will be set in a world “where every single piece of technology—computers, planes, cars, phones, even lights—has mysteriously blacked out forever.” Eric Kripke, one of the show’s … More