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    Guest Blogger: Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH) on New START Implementation Act

    At the end of December, the Senate ratified the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) Treaty by a vote of 71-26. Many Senators who voiced concerns regarding the treaty’s provisions and implications were persuaded to vote for it after receiving assurances from the Obama Administration that our nuclear weapons … More

    Rep. Buck McKeon Applauds Companies for Funding Joint Strike Fighter Engine

    In the opening address of Heritage’s Protect America Month, Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R-CA) praised the two companies for putting their own money on the line and embracing free-market principles. Even without additional funding from the Pentagon, GE and Rolls-Royce will continue to develop an alternative Joint Strike Fighter engine, … More

    Video: Freshmen Members on Funding Defense

    As Heritage kicks off Protect America Month, we headed to Capitol Hill to speak with several members of the House’s freshmen class about the importance of funding defense. The video features short interviews with three freshmen: Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) and Rep. Tim Scott (R-SC). Rep. … More

    Morning Bell: Winning the Long War on Terror

    Four men and one woman lay dead—among them, Osama bin Laden. The operation, which was planned for months, came after years of searching and intelligence gathering. In the end, it was America’s use of “hard power“ and the strategic interrogations of detainees that brought about an end to the terrorist mastermind. But make … More

    Online Chat on Defense Spending

    Join us on Friday from 12-1 for our “Lunch with Heritage” online chat. We will be joined by Peter Brookes and we will be discussing the proper level of funding for our troops here and abroad. The Department of Defense has recently come under budget cuts at a time when … More

    Guest Blogger: Cliff May on Strengthening America

    What can be done to advance American strength? The list is long and the mission is urgent. It starts with this: Strengthening America must become a priority. That is not the case at present as anyone who takes the trouble to read the Obama administration’s new 52-page National Security Strategy … More

    Stop Focusing on Unreal Issues in UK Defense

    DefenseNews, an influential U.S. publication, is running an editorial headlined “Britain’s Defense Choices: What To Cut.” The piece is an object lesson in how not to think about Britain’s defense problems going forward. The piece doesn’t start out badly: it points out that Britain’s armed forces, all told, are smaller … More

    Guest Blogger: Rep. Pete King (R-NY) on Al-Qaeda

    In some respects, the recent attempted Times Square car bombing and the arrest of Faisal Shahzad, a naturalized citizen, point to a significant success in America’s Global War on Terror. In the aftermath of 9/11, our government quickly reformed the Intelligence Community and established the Department of Homeland Security, moves … More

    Heritage Chicago Committee Chairman Vince Kolber's John Bolton Introduction

    This Tuesday, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton addressed The Heritage Foundation’s Chicago Community Committee on American Sovereignty Under a Post-American Presidency as part of out Protect America Month. You can read Chicago Committee Chairman Vince Kolber’s introduction below, and watch Bolton’s speech in the video embedded: … More

    America’s Decline is Not Inevitable

    Thanks to a vigilant civilian and a cop on horseback, many unsuspecting Americans were protected from another terrorist attack this month in New York City.  We were lucky this time, but we will not always be so.  Terrorists will learn from this as they do with every failed attempt.  Will … More