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    John Bolton on American Sovereignty Under a Post-American Presidency

    CHICAGO – Protect America Month 2010, the Heritage Foundation’s annual series of events and publications aimed at highlighting key national security issues and promoting sensible defense and homeland security policies, hit the road today with a special address in Chicago by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. … More

    Protect America Month: Reminding the Government of its No. 1 Responsibility

    CHICAGO – We are currently in the middle of Protect America Month 2010, The Heritage Foundation’s way of reminding America’s leaders that protecting America is the No. 1 responsibility of government. Dr. Edwin Feulner, The Heritage Foundation’s President, explained the importance of the initiative to a group of more than … More

    The Battlefield or the Courtroom: Where Should We Fight the War on Terrorism to Win?

    CHICAGO – This morning, the Chicago Committee for Heritage hosted a panel discussion titled “Lawyers, Terrorists, and the Common Defense: Has the Obama Administration Signaled Surrender to America’s Enemies?” The discussion featured Heritage policy expert Secretary Cully Stimson and Senator Jim Talent, and focused on the Obama Administration’s approach to … More

    Guest Blogger Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA): You Sunk My Battleship

    Will North Korea’s Kim Jong-il get away with murder?  That’s a question Koreans, and many in the region, are asking a month and a half after a South Korean naval vessel was sunk, killing 46. An investigation, assisted by U.S. naval intelligence, and other international partners, is still ongoing.  Yet … More

    Protecting America Means Preventing Its Decline

    This past tuesday, Minority Whip Eric Cantor (R-VA) spoke at The Heritage Foundation’s annual spring President’s Club meeting, noting: Now should be the time for America to rededicate itself to the strategy of:  1) peace through strength, and 2) recommitting ourselves to standing up for democratic and peaceful allies. Why … More

    Guest Blogger: Defending America Means Preparing for Current and Future Threats

    During his successful presidential campaign against Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan introduced the American electorate and the broader international community to a new doctrine that would contribute greatly to defeating the Soviet Union.  His idea of achieving “peace through strength” still resonates in today’s world and President Obama should welcome it … More

    VIDEO: Preserving the Tools We Need to Protect America

    During Protect America Month, it is important to remember the extraordinary success our counter-terrorism programs have had. Since 9/11, at least 30 terrorist plots against the United States have been thwarted, in large part because our counter-terrorism officials have had the tools they need to keep us safe. However, since … More

    Morning Bell: Defending Freedom is a Choice

    In April 2009 in Strasbourg, France, President Barack Obama was asked at a press conference if he “subscribe[d], as many of your predecessors have, to the school of American exceptionalism that sees America as uniquely qualified to lead the world, or do you have a slightly different philosophy?” President Obama … More