Hold Pakistan Accountable in Afghanistan

With the 2014 Afghan troop withdrawal quickly approaching, a recent House Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia hearing stressed the need to press Pakistan to fight terrorists who find sanctuary on its soil. In this most recent hearing, the four witnesses, including former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmay Khalizad, presented a united stance […]

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Making Policy Research Accessible to Us All

With our freedoms under assault on so many fronts—at the Supreme Court, in Congress, in the Executive Branch, and at the state level—how can Americans stay up-to-speed on current public policy concerns? To better provide the news and analysis you need, in the format you want, this week Heritage has given our website a major overhaul. Now all ten landing pages in Heritage’s […]

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Panetta: Strike on Iran Could Have Unintended Consequences

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said on Thursday that military action against Iran could have unintended consequences, The Associated Press reported. Speaking to reporters at the Pentagon, Panetta said he agrees with earlier assessments that a strike would only set Iran’s nuclear program back by three years at most. “You’ve got to be careful of […]

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Boehner Blasts Obama’s Russian “Reset” Policy

How’s that Russia “reset” going? Not so well, as the news this week shows. In addition to blocking tougher sanctions on Iran for its illicit nuclear weapons activities after a damaging report by the U.N.’s watchdog, Russia is “studying” building more reactors at Iran’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. Recently, Speaker of the House John Boehner […]

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‘Occupy Wall Street’ a Blight on Main Street

“Occupy Wall Street” protesters claim to be fighting for the disenfranchised members of Main Street America. But their protests are exacting a significant toll on businesses in the cities where they have set up camp. Oakland has been hit hardest. A week after “Occupy” protesters there rioted, vandalizing local businesses and clashing with police, city merchants say […]

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