Homeland Security

On Memorial Day, remembrance, celebration, and oil

For most Americans, Memorial Day is a holiday with two faces. First and foremost, it is a solemn remembrance of Americans who have lost their lives while serving in the armed forces. So there can be a disconnect between the holiday’s core meaning...

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Appreciating our military men and women

For a decade and a half, our men and women in uniform voluntarily put themselves in harm's way to defend our country against terrorists whose mission is to destroy everything the United States represents. Since 2001, more than 2 million American...

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Former Air Force leadership weigh in on B-21

The United States faces a diverse array of security challenges around the globe, from the continued threat of terrorism, to maneuvers from rapidly advancing militaries, to existential threats from nuclear capable adversaries.  For decades,...

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To provide and maintain a navy

 

Of all the enumerated powers set forth by our Constitution in Article I, the authority of Congress to “Provide and Maintain a Navy” is perhaps the most straightforward.  But its simplicity belies its importance.  And with...

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What drives people to turn to violent extremism

A common media narrative asserts that we can do little to avert terrorism because there is no coherent pattern for why people turn to violent extremism. We, at the Alliance for Peacebuilding, disagree.

Recently those in the media have...

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Selling the apocalypse

We have a fascination with the birth, life, and the passing of civilizations. From archeology to anthropology, new science and methods, such as radio carbon dating, help mankind explore and probe the depths of our history.

All ancient...

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