Category: American National Security

January 4, 2012

Dismantle the TSA

Filed under: American National Security - 04 Jan 2012

The Transportation Security Administration was created ten years ago. It’s grown by 400% since then.

It employs 65,000 people – more than the Departments of Labor, Energy, Education, Housing & Urban Development and State. Combined. It has 4,000 headquarters personnel. 10,000 …

December 22, 2011

Pvt. Manning-Wikileaks hearing reveals Army’s security laxity

Filed under: American National Security - 22 Dec 2011

Security within the intelligence division of the U.S. military exhibits so much laxity that soldiers are able to play video games or watch motion pictures on intelligence computers, according to a hearing into the so-called Wikileaks scandal.

December 18, 2011

National Defense Authorization Act

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a law that has been enacted annually for the last 48 years. It is used to determine the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense. The Senate has already passed …

November 12, 2011

Obama weakening U.S. defense, military tells Congress

Filed under: American Military,American National Security - 12 Nov 2011

As the nation prepares to honor its warfighters on Veterans Day, the top military commanders from the four service branches of the U.S. Armed Forces spoke openly to a congressional panel about the dangerous road being traveled by the Commander …

October 18, 2011

Report card: Bio-terrorism preparedness gets thumbs down by bipartisan group

Filed under: American National Security,War On Terror - 18 Oct 2011

A report released Wednesday by the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Center gives failing of near failing grades for U.S, bio-terrorism preparedness and response, according to U.S. Rep. Peter T. King (R-NY), Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security,

October 14, 2011

Obama ignores NSC report on weak border security

Filed under: American National Security,Immigration - 14 Oct 2011

Last July, President Barack Obama’s own National Security Council conducted a study — and formulated a plan — regarding drug trafficking and drug trafficking networks. Unfortunately, the NSC report is nothing more than political window dressing.

August 14, 2011

The Need to Restructure the DoD: Part II

Filed under: American National Security - 14 Aug 2011

The U.S. Department of Defense must restructure to accommodate deep budget cuts and, more importantly, be ready for the challenges of 21st-century warfare. Those challenges will include unconventional operations and wars fought in vastly expanded battle spaces. Reforms are needed …

August 4, 2011

Obama administration cancels DHS nuclear detection program

Filed under: American National Security - 04 Aug 2011

The Obama administration canceled a $1.2 billion program to install nuclear material detectors at U.S. ports of entry, according to a statement from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

July 31, 2011

Homeland Security Debacle

Filed under: American National Security - 31 Jul 2011

Is The United States Department of Homeland Security alright? Are they actually mentally sound? Are they living in an “Alice In Wonderland” fictional fantasy in which they truly believe evil Queen Maleficent was wrongly profiled as a hideous monster but …

July 21, 2011

Court of Appeals: Airport body scanning not Unconstitutional

The full-body scanning machines used at airport security checkpoints by the Transportation Security Administration security officers are not unconstitutional, according to a federal court ruling on Friday.

July 20, 2011

Airport Security: Lawmakers concerned over security breaches

DHS had completed an initial study to validate the scientific basis of the Transportation Security Administration’s Screening of Passengers by Observation Techniques (SPOT) program; however, additional work remains to fully validate the program, according to a report released by the …

July 14, 2011

Obama plans may gut U.S. national security

With the media frenzy over the “big showdown” Sunday night between President Obama — with Democrat lawmakers — and Republican lawmakers to hash out a proposed budget agreement, few reporters are covering the deep, deep budget cuts for agencies that …

July 9, 2011

Touch That Nigerian’s Junk!

A few days ago there was a big stink (pun intended) over an extended TSA inspection of an 80-year-old lady in a wheelchair whose adult diaper was soiled. This incident, coupled with “pat-downs” of 6-year-old children and the “junk-touching” of …

June 26, 2011

Obama extends National Guard border deployment

Filed under: American National Security - 26 Jun 2011

In a sudden turnaround, the White House informed members of the House Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security, Obama Administration has decided to extend the deployment of National Guard personnel along the Southwest border for three additional months.

June 13, 2011

The Strategic Debate We Need To Have

The U.S. federal debt is our nation’s greatest strategic weakness. As the debt continues to grow, our military posture around the globe is threatened. Defense cuts are coming, and with that reduction must come a reduced mission. …

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