Breaking Down the Urban Area Security Initiative

A recent report by the National Urban Area Initiative Association attempts to demonstrate that the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant program, created in 2003, is an effective homeland security program. Administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the UASI program allocates grant funding to help high-risk, high-density urban areas develop the capacity “to […]

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Libyan Blues – Western Forces May Have Brought Civilization’s Worst Enemies to Power

by Daniel Pipes August 22, 2011 Cross-posted from National Review Online Many are ready to party about the political demise of the hated, eccentric, and foul Mu’ammar al-Qaddafi as rebel troops move into Tripoli. I am not partying. Here’s why not. The NATO intervention in March 2011 was done without due diligence as to who […]

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Barrage of Bias: Horrendous Headlines

Headlines often set the entire tone of an article and are the first things that the reader sees. The events of the past few days have generated some horrendous headlines. Here are just a few that we spotted: Perhaps the worst headline belonged to The Independent, which attributed to Israel uniquely malevolent qualities. Was Israel […]

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The Club-K: A Deadly “Pandora’s Box” of Cruise Missiles

Russia’s military-industrial complex is offering an ominous weapons system in the international arms market called the Club-K cruise missile system. It consists of a quadruple launcher for Club cruise missiles hidden inside an innocuous-looking cargo container that serves as cover for the missiles’ Transporter-Erector-Launcher (TEL) and the control cabin, where two operators would handle the […]

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Libyan Rebels Advance on Tripoli: The Approaching Endgame

Libyan rebels converged on the capital city of Tripoli early on Monday with reports that the forces arrested two of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s sons, that the presidential guard protecting Qadhafi surrendered, and that the rebel forces controlled much of the city with the exception of Qadhafi’s leadership compound. Meanwhile, President Obama released a statement saying the […]

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Time to Cancel the Oslo Accords

The time has come for Israel to cancel the Oslo Accords, Minister of National Infrastructure Uzi Landau told Arutz Sheva. The absurd accords should be canceled both because of the Palestinian Authority’s plan to seek unilateral statehood, and because they are harmful, he said. These agreements were absurd and grave, and did serious damage to […]

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6 Years Ago: ‘No Threat of Rockets from the Disengagement’ from Gaza

Evacuating the wounded after rocket attack During these days of continuous and deadly missile attacks from the Gaza strip on southern Israel, it is most eye-opening to take a look back to the days when the expulsion from Gush Katif was up for the decisive Knesset vote,  and see the way some of Israel’s elected representatives related to the nationalist warnings that what is occurring […]

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