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    Navy Acknowledges Growing Readiness Concerns

    The Navy has acknowledged its budgetary concerns and is hedging for further cuts by laying out priorities and describing what will be hit hardest, according to a Department of Navy memo obtained by Politico. The document acknowledges that both Navy and Marine Corps operations and maintenance (O&M) accounts will be … More

    Happy Birthday to the Minutemen

    Today marks the birthday of the National Guard, our nation’s oldest force. The brave men and women of the Army and Air Force National Guard are the descendants of the men and boys who rallied to Lexington and Concord to fire “the shot heard ’round the world.” They are every … More

    Fort Hood Victims Call It What It Was: Terrorism

    Three years after a man with ties to Islamic radical groups killed 12 people while screaming “Allah Akbar” over and over at Fort Hood Army base, the U.S. Department of Defense still refuses to call it an act of terrorism. Instead, the incident is classified as “workplace violence,” despite evidence … More

    DHS Admits It Is Unprepared for EMP Threat

    In testimony delivered on September 12, Brandon Wales, director of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Infrastructure Threat and Risk Analysis Center, admitted that DHS remains unprepared for the possibility of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) event or attack. Wales testified that the nation’s power grid is more vulnerable now than … 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

    10 Immigration Agents Challenge Obama Administration’s Non-Deportation Policy

    As described in a new Heritage Issue Brief, 10 Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers have filed a lawsuit against Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and ICE director John Morton. The suit seeks to invalidate the Administration’s recently implemented “deferred action” initiative, which defers for at least two years … More

    Deterring Illegal Immigration in Alabama

    The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on Monday over Alabama’s Arizona-style immigration law, enjoining many provisions similar to those that the Supreme Court held were preempted by federal law when it issued its decision in June concerning Arizona’s law but upholding other key provisions. In U.S. v … More

    Sequestration Hits Close to Home: Defense Support to Civil Authorities in Danger

    The Heritage Foundation hosted its Homeland Security 2012 Conference on Wednesday. Several distinguished speakers warned that defense disaster response support to civil authorities is threatened by sequestration. The conference contributors included the Honorable Paul N. Stockton, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Homeland Defense and Americas’ Security Affairs; Vice Admiral Harvey … More

    Administration’s DREAMer Policies Fail to Solve the Nation’s Immigration Challenges

    Today, the Obama Administration’s policy of deferred action for so-called DREAMers goes into effect. The policy, announced by President Obama on June 15, will allow as many as 1.7 million illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as youths to apply to stay in the U.S. for two years … More

    Cybersecurity: President Threatens to Override Congress

    The signs are growing that President Obama may once again trot out his new favorite tool—the executive order—to override the will of the people as represented by Congress. Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D–NV) failed to get the Cybersecurity Act of 2012 passed. Even with the last-minute horse trading that … More