It will take a nationwide team of highly trained specialists to safely shuttle 42 million Americans across the skies this holiday season.
Another day, and yet another story about immigration policy with commentators who ignore the facts, overreact, and fling the dreaded “amnesty” word around without sufficient research.
A strong, moral nation accepts responsibility for its mistakes and then takes action to address them moving forward. Strong, moral leaders hold their nations accountable for undergoing such a process, both because they know it is right, and they trust it will move us to a better place.
As our nation’s intelligence community finds itself under attack, it is worth reminding ourselves that it was born in the crucible of World War II when America was itself attacked at Pearl Harbor, because our government did not have a centralized system of strategic intelligence.
The need remains for further dialogue in the U.S. to limit the stockpiling of nuclear weapons at home. Twenty years after the Cold War, the United States maintains a nuclear arsenal that far exceeds any strategic requirement.
As operations in Afghanistan wind down, it's time for requirements officials at the Pentagon to re-examine potential threats from missile attacks.
When he exited the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Benjamin Franklin was asked by a citizen what form of government the delegates had given the young country. “A republic, if you can keep it.” How faithfully have we adhered to Franklin’s admonition? Have we kept it? Does this exceptional experiment in individual liberty and limited government remain exceptional?
Its doubtful many defense watchers missed the headlines of Nov. 6 where two targets were successfully engaged by three Patriot Advanced Capability missiles in the final demonstration test of the $4B Medium Extended Air Defense System or MEADS program. Videos of missiles flying out and targets blowing up are always good publicity and this successful test, while not particularly challenging, is no trivial accomplishment.
Congratulations to the tri-national team for last week’s simultaneous destruction of a Lance tactical ballistic missile and an unmanned QF-4 aircraft above the White Sands Missile Range that marked continued flight test success for the Medium Extended Air Defense System (MEADS).
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month each year, our elected leaders gather to pay tribute to the service and sacrifice of millions of living and departed veterans with words and symbolic actions. But how about after the speeches have been read and the wreaths laid; will they turn their grand intentions into concrete actions to fulfill our promises to the men and women who served? They can start by passing legislation to put veterans funding first.