Homeland Security

Protect America from chemical plant dangers

In 2006, Sen. Barack Obama offered the clearest statement of the dangers posed by America’s hazardous chemical facilities. “Basically,” he said, “these plants are stationary weapons of mass destruction spread all across the country.” In that...

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Politics threatens to ground military access to space

This month will mark fifty-five years since President John F. Kennedy famously announced an ambitious goal for the United States to put a man on the moon and return him safely by the end of the decade.  Space exploration went on to capture...

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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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