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Missile Defense

An Unguided Missile to Nowhere

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

MEADS is a case study in how difficult it is to kill any appropriated program, even one that everybody agrees is too expensive, won't be delivered on time -- and won't work even when delivered.

State Dept. Calls On North Korea To 'Refrain From Provocative Actions'

Reuters | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Sunday called on North Korea to refrain from provocative actions following reports Pyo...

Pentagon Shows Off With New Missile, Sends Message To China And Iran

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. military conducted the second test of the ship-based Aeg...

Israel Deploys Missile Defense Near Jerusalem

AP | Posted 11.08.2013 | World

JERUSALEM — The Israeli military has deployed an "Iron Dome" missile defense battery in the outskirts of Jerusalem. Associated Press video foot...

To Strike or Not to Strike: Why I Am for Limited Missile Strikes in Syria

Ian I. Mitroff | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Ian I. Mitroff

Will missile strikes drive the warring parties to the peace table or will it further inflame both sides?

Return of the Cold War

Allan Topol | Posted 10.14.2013 | World
Allan Topol

President Obama's cancellation of the summit with Putin demonstrates the extent of the deterioration in American Russian relations. In a short time, the U.S. and Russia have moved from what some in Washington viewed as a hopeful partnership to an adversarial relationship.

Wasting More Money on a Missile Defense Delusion

Elliott Negin | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics
Elliott Negin

Last week, the House decided to throw good money after bad. Tucked inside its defense authorization bill was a provision that allocates funding for a new ground-based missile defense site -- despite the fact that missile defense brass don't want the money.

Christina Wilkie

Tensions Between Obama And Putin Reveal Chill In U.S.-Russian Relations

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A photograph of President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin that emerged this week from the G-8 conference offers a glimpse of ...

No Missile Attacks From Jamie Dimon: Tell Congress to Protect Us!

Marty Robins | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Marty Robins

Events of the past week indicate why Congress and President Obama need to hear from our citizenry their dissatisfaction with their disregard of American vital interests.

Universal Support for Missile Defense

Stefan Hankin | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Stefan Hankin

Defense programs that would protect the United States against possible missile attacks are popular with Americans and offer an opportunity for politicians in Washington D.C. to coalesce around a platform that would make the country safer.

Sequestration, Obama Budget Cuts Threaten Much-Needed Missile Defense

Randy Duncan | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics
Randy Duncan

As Congress and the president struggle to come up with a deal to avoid sending our country over the fiscal cliff by year's end, they should defense of the homeland more seriously -- particularly the draconian defense "sequestration" cuts that are set to take effect January 2, 2013.

Winning the Defense Spending Debate

Ken Blackwell | Posted 01.20.2013 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

As the budget debate becomes loud and vicious, we cannot allow liberals to hold the military hostage.

A $380 Million Defense Boondoggle

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

Regrettably, this isn't the only instance where Washington politicians have sacrificed America's security by treating the Pentagon budget like an ATM. There is a lot of money to be made in wasteful government spending, and nowhere more so than the Pentagon.

Richard Falk and David Krieger's 'The Path to Zero'

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 11.13.2012 | Books
Lawrence Wittner

Faced with the disastrous indifference of national governments to the fate of the earth, the people of the world would do well to study The Path to Zero, an extended conversation on the nuclear dilemma by two of its most brilliant analysts.

Do Nuclear Weapons Really Deter Aggression?

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 08.06.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The fact is that, today, there is no safety from war to be found in nuclear weaponry, any more than there was safety in the past produced by fighter planes, battleships, bombers, poison gas, and other devastating weapons.

NATO: The Mother of All Deals

Amitai Etzioni | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Amitai Etzioni

There are major foreign policy items to which the Russians attribute very great importance but are of little significance to us, and vice versa. Call it a major saliency differential. This seems to lay the ground for a major deal that has yet to be struck.

Obama's Dangerous Approach to Missile Defense

Ken Blackwell | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

By rejecting Obama's position on homeland missile defense, Congress would both ensure taxpayer dollars are used more effectively and our country is well-protected. That approach would be a new way of doing business at the Department of Defense and real change that Americans can embrace.

Missile defenses hobbled by uncertainties

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 06.27.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By R. Jeffrey SmithiWatch NewsAfter the successful U.S. interception of a simulated North Korean warhead in a 2007 test, Lt. Gen. Henry Obering III ...

Needs Over MEADS

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics
Mark Pfeifle

For reasons that defy all logic, the administration wishes to spend yet another $400 million on MEADS, the Medium Extended Air Defense System, while simultaneously acknowledging that the missile system will never get off the ground.

Reports Cast Doubt On One Of Obama's Key Defense Programs

AP | DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

WASHINGTON — Major delays, cost overruns and critical technological problems are plaguing a missile defense system designed to protect the Unite...

Andrea Stone

Tea Party-Backed Rep: Obama Will 'Trade Away' Secrets In Second Term

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A freshman Republican congressman currently campaigning for his second term recently suggested that President Barack Obama will reveal s...

Boehner Defends Obama Against GOP Candidate's Criticism

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 03.27.2012 | Politics

House Speaker John Boehner defended President Barack Obama on Tuesday against recent comments made by Mitt Romney. Romney criticized Obama on Monda...

Try a Little Nuclear Sanity

Lawrence Wittner | Posted 05.26.2012 | World
Lawrence Wittner

The real nuclear threat to the United States does not lie in the fact that it does not (or will not) possess enough nuclear weapons to deter a nuclear attack. Rather, it is that there is no guarantee that nuclear deterrence works.

Obama's Budget Bomb: He Proposes Spending Increases, While Disarming America

Ken Blackwell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

In terms of actual cuts in defense spending, Obama is shifting the focus from what is known to work in missile defense to developing futuristic missile intercepts which will require years of experimenting at great expense to taxpayers while a vulnerable America waits.

U.S. Missile Defense Fantasy is Souring U.S.-Russian 'Reset'

Elliott Negin | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics
Elliott Negin

In his widely praised April 2009 Prague speech, President Obama presented a farsighted goal to strengthen U.S. and global security by reducing nuclear arsenals around the world. But since then, his administration has undermined its efforts to meet that laudable objective.