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    Concerns Endure over President Obama’s “Flexibility” Comments

    Heritage’s recent event “Open Microphone: What’s Behind President Obama’s Missile Defense Comments,” hosted by Kim R. Holmes, highlighted some of the concerns regarding President Obama’s recent comments to Russian President Dmitry Medvedev that he will have more “flexibility” after the election. Obama went on to say, “On all these issues, … More

    Turkish Survey Results Support Heritage Findings

    According to a March 29 article in the Journal of Turkish Weekly, 54 percent of Turkish survey respondents favor Turkey developing its own nuclear weapons in response to an Iranian nuclear threat. The alternative provided to the respondents was for Turkey to rely on NATO’s security umbrella. Just 8 percent … More

    The Case Against the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty

    On Friday, The Heritage Foundation, the National Institute for Public Policy, and the Center for Security Policy co-hosted an event “The Flawed Case for Reconsidering the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty.” The event is a response to the recently released National Academy of Sciences report purporting having resolved all of the … More

    Washington Only Weapon More Deadly Than a Nuke

    Nuclear weapons are not much of a worry: That’s the tenor of an AP story reporting on a U.S. government study that looked at the consequences of 10-kiloton nuclear weapon detonated on the corner of 16th and K Street in downtown Washington, D.C. “The surprising conclusion?” according to the article, … More

    U.S. President Willing to Give in to Russia’s Missile Defense Demands

    The United States does not need to protect itself from a threat of ballistic missiles. At least that is what President Obama suggests in his recent exchange with Dmitry Medvedev, president of the Russian Federation, during the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. “On all these issues, but particularly missile … More

    U.S. Nuclear Deterrent in Danger

    After President Obama released his fiscal year 2013 budget, it became clear that the Administration reneged on its promise to fully fund the needs of the U.S. nuclear complex to the Senate pursuant to its advice and consent to the New Strategic Arms Control Treaty (New START). Thankfully, though, some … More

    Obama Administration's Optimistic Slant on Iran Nuclear Intelligence

    Iran continues to make steady progress in stockpiling supplies of increasingly highly enriched uranium far above the quantities that it needs for its civilian nuclear program. Yet the Obama Administration maintains that Tehran has not yet decided whether to build a nuclear weapon. This despite the fact that Iran continues … More

    New START’s Fallout Keeps Failing to Make the U.S. Safer

    According to Rebeccah Heinrichs, an adjunct fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, President Obama’s fiscal year 2013 budget request reveals that “that the president has utterly failed to make good on his promises” on nuclear modernization and missile defense. During the ratification debate on the New Strategic Arms … More

    Nuclear Reductions Should Not Be Driven by Numbers

    “There are very solid grounds for re-evaluating our nuclear force structure,” writes Major General Paul Monroe (Ret.) in his recent Politico op-ed. He comes out in support of the recent nuclear reductions announced by the White House, which is contemplating options to go to as low as 300 operationally deployed … More

    Scribecast: AEI's Marc Thiessen on Dangers of the Obama Doctrine

    President Obama’s use of drone strikes to target terrorists is depleting U.S. intelligence on al Qaeda and making America less safe in the process, according to Marc Thiessen, an American Enterprise Institute fellow. “The Obama administration has completely eliminated live capture of terrorists and bringing them in for interrogation,” Thiessen … More