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Russia Sails New Nuclear Submarine While U.S. Continues Fleet Delays

January 10, 2013 by

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By Brian Slattery ~ Last week, after long delays, Russia made operational a new ballistic missile submarine (SSBN), or nuclear submarine, for the first time in over 20 years. This marks a significant step forward for the Russian Navy, which has pledged tens of billions of dollars to revitalize its fleet in the near future. […]

Hasty Afghan Troop Drawdown Could Jeopardize Drone Campaign

February 2, 2012 by

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By Lisa Curtis ~ President Obama publicly admitted Monday for the first time that the U.S. is conducting an aggressive drone missile campaign against terrorists predominantly located in Pakistan’s tribal areas bordering Afghanistan. U.S. officials in the past have been tight-lipped about drones, partly out of deference to Pakistani officials, who are sensitive about U.S. […]

Changing Tune as Iraq War Ends for U.S.

December 18, 2011 by

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By Jim Kouri, CPP. Critics have accused Obama of ending the war hastily to coincide with his re-election campaign. Many of them have warned that the pullout could embolden still-active insurgent fighters as well as Iraq’s neighbor Iran. On Wednesday, President Barack Obama addressed the impending end of the US mission in Iraq. “When the […]

Disarming America’s Military

September 29, 2011 by

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By Alan Caruba In the preamble of the Constitution, the founding fathers made clear their priorities and among them was “provide for the common defense” to “secure the blessings of liberty.” Ramping up an army and navy was an early priority of the nation’s first presidents because, then as now, the United States had real […]

Pay Freedom Forward, Properly Arm Our Armed Forces

May 29, 2011 by

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By Mike Brownfield As Americans begin the Memorial Day weekend, we remember those who have given their lives to defend the freedoms and way of life that we enjoy. The Heritage Foundation’s James Carafano writes in The Sacramento Bee that as we honor them, we must also “do our utmost not to add to their […]