ICE Troubles With Terrorism

An audit by the Department of Homeland Security’s Inspector General found that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is facing a variety of challenges, particularly with implementing the Known or Suspected Terrorist Encounter Protocol (KSTEP). KSTEP allows a myriad of law enforcement and intelligence agencies to coordinate and streamline the “protocol for identifying and

By | 2018-01-29T13:56:31+00:00 January 29th, 2018|

America Needs a New National Security Act

Congress passed the National Security Act of 1947 in response to the rise of Communism and the Soviet Union’s growing global threat. In general, the postwar legislation is credited with having created our modern national security apparatus. The Department of Defense, the Central Intelligence Agency, and the National Security Council all came to

By | 2018-01-29T13:27:59+00:00 January 29th, 2018|

Mexican Greatness: California Elected Leaders Head South

California on January 1 officially became a sanctuary state, refusing to hand over those who violated U.S. immigration laws to federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Economist and actor Ben Stein sees a rebellion and expects a civil war . . . in the courts. Meanwhile, the “Calexit” movement wants a sovereign nation or

By | 2018-01-17T16:50:46+00:00 January 17th, 2018|

Why Trump Must Get Pakistan Right

The Trump Administration has rightly acknowledged that Pakistan presents a problem in America’s ongoing (and seemingly endless) Global War on Terrorism. Pakistan—like Saudi Arabia and Iran—is a pernicious proliferator of jihadism. Like Saudi Arabia, however, Pakistan is also a vital ally of the United States. Pakistan has served as a vital logistics hub

By | 2018-01-13T18:33:39+00:00 January 13th, 2018|

Is Europe Experiencing Immigration—or an Invasion?

History is replete with examples of the migration of peoples across vast and distant lands. Depending on the numbers and the purpose of the migration, such movements have the capacity fundamentally to alter or even destroy indigenous civilizations and countries. Other times, of course, such movements can empower the native people. It is

By | 2017-12-28T14:22:22+00:00 December 28th, 2017|

‘Paris is the Capital of France. Jerusalem is the Capital of Israel’

London, Paris, Rome—cities that are familiar to most Americans. And even if you can’t find them on the map, you know that it only takes a few clicks to learn all you need to know about them. (Buckingham Palace, where the Queen lives. The Eiffel Tower, completed in 1889. Three coins in the

By | 2017-12-20T15:04:49+00:00 December 20th, 2017|

Trump’s Doctrine: ‘Principled Realism’ Comes to the Fore

Congress requires every administration to submit an outline of its national security strategy. This is usually a behind-the-scenes exercise, carried out by the national security team. But with his speech at the Reagan Building today, Donald Trump put his administration’s ideas about foreign policy and national security under klieg lights at center stage.

By | 2017-12-18T13:24:04+00:00 December 18th, 2017|