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    Nick Clegg: Weak-kneed and Clueless on National Security

    UK Liberal Democrat Leader Nick Clegg, increasingly a darling of American liberals, has come under heavy fire today from three leading former defence, intelligence and counter-terror chiefs. The attack in The Times of London on Clegg’s left-wing national security policies comes just two days before the British General Election on … More

    Rep. Eric Cantor Speaks on National Security

    House Republican Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) today spoke at The Heritage Foundation’s President’s Club meeting and delivered the following remarks on America’s national security policy: Thank you for the kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to have the opportunity to participate and offer my contributions to Protect America month. I want … More

    Senators Should Listen Up to John Bolton's START Smarts

    Ambassador John Bolton’s encyclopedic knowledge of the history of arms control deserves the respect of all senators, who in all likelihood will be asked to consider granting consent to the ratification of the NEW START arms control agreement with Russia later this year. By paying close attention to the details … More

    Founding Fathers Never Intended Courts to Make National Security Decisions

    Yesterday  Attorney General Eric Holder announced that the Obama Justice Department would appeal a U.S. District Court Judge James Robertson’s order to release 9/11 terrorist operative Mohamedou Ould Slahi. This is a good decision by Holder. Our nation would be less safe if Slahi was released from U.S. custody. But … More

    Night of the Living Dead Idea

    The Department of Homeland Security’s Quadrennial Homeland Security Review (QHSR) is out. Like the Pentagon’s QDR it is supposed to detail future threats and how our government will deal with them. This report, also like the QDR (and the annual assessment of the Director of National Intelligence), includes the obligatory … 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

    National Security and Global Warming: Never Mind

    One of the loudest drumbeats in support of “Cap and Trade” legislation has been if the United States doesn’t tackle climate change with legislation we’ll face a national security catastrophe. Nations will collapse, waves of refugees will sweep the world, and states will war on other states over scarce resources. … More

    John Brennan Says There Was No Smoking Gun: Is He Right?

    According to the LA Times, John Brennan, the senior Obama counterterrorism official, declared there was “no smoking gun” in the Christmas Day Detroit bound bombing. Putting aside the frantic phone calls from the father — pardon me, Mr. Brennan, but that’s a big deal. There was no smoking gun found … More

    Live at Copenhagen: National Security Threats Misused

    The Heritage Foundation’s Steven Groves and Ben Lieberman are live at the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference reporting from a conservative perspective. Follow their reports on The Foundry and at the Copenhagen Consequences Web site. “It is not merely scientists and environmental activists who call for swift and forceful action – … More

    “War on Climate Change” Will Not Advance Security or Freedom

    In his speech to the UN on climate change, President Obama warned that the “security and stability of each nation and all peoples—our prosperity, our health, our safety—are in jeopardy” and that “we must seize the opportunity to make Copenhagen a significant step forward in the global fight against climate … More