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Afghan Policy Remains in the Dark Ages

Patricia DeGennaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Patricia DeGennaro

For our part, it is time to shift America's focus away from a power that peddles so many deadly weapons to one that fosters economic growth, entrepreneurial ventures and positive creativity.

Promises Unkept: Obama Administration and a Unified Security Budget

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tamar Abrams

While the president has made some strides toward curbing waste, fraud and abuse in Pentagon contracting, he has yet to change the crucial balance between military and non-military security spending.

Profiling Is Back!

James Zogby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Zogby

If airport profiling has been tried twice and failed, without contributing to making the country more secure, then why is it being re-instituted once again?

What Obama Is Up Against

Russ Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Russ Baker

We Americans harbor a quaint belief that a new president takes charge of a government that eagerly awaits his next command. But that's not how things work at the top, especially where "national security" is concerned.

Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Demoted! 3 Security Dogs at Philly airport decertified

AP | RON TODT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

PHILADELPHIA — Three bomb-sniffing dogs assigned to inspect cargo at Philadelphia International Airport failed recent recertification tests and ...

Lula's Red Carpet Welcome for Ahmadinejad

Robert Amsterdam | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Amsterdam

Why, with so much going for him and his country, should the president of Brazil make such controversial choices in his friends? The logic of the relationship with Iran is perplexing.

Who Is the Traitor?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Vets left their families, jobs, and lives to go community by community in the name of ending the United States dangerous addition to oil provided by countries who dream of our complete destruction.

All for the Sake of One

Dr. Sherri Tenpenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny

Here we go again. Because a few sloppy employees at airport security counters didn't do their jobs, every person in the U.S. is treated as a potential terrorist.

Madeleine Albright: Stop Creating More Terrorists in Afghanistan

Nathan Gardels | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Nathan Gardels

The last time the Democrats ran a war, it was "Madeleine's war," when we bombed Serbia. Albright, the former secretary of state, weighs in on Obama's deliberations on Afghanistan.

Investing in Iran: Five Reasons Why American Philanthropists Should Support the Iranian Opposition

Trevor Neilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Trevor Neilson

The opposition in Iran desperately needs support, and wealthy individuals in the United States are well positioned to provide it.

The Failure of the Federalist, No. 10

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Will President Obama serve as the beacon of hope in government that he pretended to be throughout last year's campaign, or did he merely pander to the public in order to pursue his personal ambitions?

It Is Our Moral Responsibility to Help Haiti -- And it's In America's Interest

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

The world economy is not a zero-sum game. For us to be richer, someone else doesn't have to be poorer, and helping countries like Haiti escape poverty is about our own national security.

Why Racial Profiling Makes for Dumb Security

Ahmed Rehab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ahmed Rehab

The racial profiling argument is lazy and unimaginative. Most of all it is irresponsible because it evades the real problem starring us in the face regarding a fatal breakdown in communication.

Is Jim DeMint Right in More Ways Than One?

Bob Franken | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bob Franken

Perhaps DeMint is correct when he says that Senators need to think a little bit longer before they decide whether to confirm Errol Southers as the best person to head the TSA.

Cheney: A Tortured Soul

Lance Simmens | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lance Simmens

Mr. Vice-President, you and your President had eight full years to chart a direction for this nation. That direction was soundly rejected by the voters in the most recent national election.

Liz Cheney's 'Keep America Safe' Video Tears Into Obama (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Liz Cheney is stepping even further into her father's shoes as the Republican ringleader for national security. Keep America Safe, a new group launche...

Security Could Be Obama's Downfall

Anushay Hossain | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anushay Hossain

In the past few days the message which has been repeatedly reinforced in the minds of people, both in America and abroad, is that this Administration is not capable of handling security.

Global Security: On the Ground in Copenhagen

Jonathan Powers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Powers

We are here to call for a strong international agreement to secure both our national and global security. We came to Copenhagen to help America once again establish itself as a country that "leads by example."

A State of Perpetual War

David A. Love | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David A. Love

America is in a state of perpetual war. Before it was the Cold War, and now it is the War on Terror. The boogeyman du jour is Al Qaeda and Islamic terrorism rather than Communism.

Timidity Vs. Audacity? The Tests Are Yet to Come

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

So far this year, there has been a tendency to vocalize intent and engage in convenient can-kicking, rather than actionable resolve. That's not timidity -- that's testing the state of the ship's rudder.

"Markets" and the National Interest

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Gary Hart

It is not only wrong for private American financial institutions to go abroad selling financial snake oil to foreign governments; in a just world it would also be criminal.

Orwell and Language

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

Those concerned with the president adopting the language of his predecessor are following the line of oppressive political figures who understood that he who controls the meaning of words also controls the outcome of the debate.

The Shrinking State

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

If governments cannot guarantee the security of their people, the people will stockpile their own weapons and possibly create their own militias or private security forces.

Questions for Nation-Builders

Gary Hart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Gary Hart

What standards of democracy do we expect the Afghan government to meet, Jefferson's or the Saudi royal family's?

American Police Force: For All Your Sketchy, Private Security Needs!

Julie Farby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Julie Farby

The firm provides SWAT training and convoy security in war zones and has "interdicted weapons of mass destruction" -- but it also takes your marriage seriously.