Homeland Security

Head Start: Honoring our soldiers

As we remember our fallen soldiers on this Memorial Day, we salute the heroes who gave everything for our country. While our nation appropriately pauses on this singular day to reflect on the tremendous sacrifices made by the members of our armed...

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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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