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July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Negotiations styled to placate European sensibilities will not bring an end to Iran''s nuclear drive, because the regime in Tehran is determined to kill Americans, a scholar said Thursday.Iran has been at war with the United States for the past 27 years, Michael Ledeen of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) said during a panel discussion at a GOPAC meeting in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Chinese espionage directed against the United States has met with "total success for China" and "total failure" for America's own intelligence operations, said an author and reporter on national security issues.Counter-intelligence operations have allowed the Chinese to block and manipulate U.S. electronic eavesdropping operations while the theft of U.S. technology has helped accelerate Beijing's military ambitions, Bill Gertz said Friday at a gathering of the Defense Forum Foundation on Capitol Hill.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan's recent remark that the "Iraq war is largely about oil" sparked a political nerve and made headlines. It also highlighted a problem with America's energy supply, which some analysts and policy-makers think could be solved cleanly and abundantly through nuclear power.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Removing Saddam Hussein from power in Iraq was the right decision when it was made and remains the correct call to this day, President Bush told the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday.Instead of taking cues from international agencies and self-described peace activists, the administration put America's national security needs first in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, the president told the conference in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Counter-terrorism operatives should broaden their focus beyond the Middle East to include hotspots in the remote tri-border region of Latin America and in Venezuela where President Hugo Chavez's leftist government is working to undermine U.S. security, key congressional figures and policy analysts say.Chavez is running for re-election on Sunday.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Partisan differences over global warming in the United States do not exist in the United Kingdom, where Tory and Labor Party members are advancing measures to address the "climate crisis," former Vice-President Al Gore said on Wednesday.Gore pointed to Britain as an example of bipartisan cooperation that will be needed to avert a pending "planetary emergency" brought about, he says, by human-caused greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Part I. (CNSNews.com) - New Jersey health officials are not inspecting abortion clinics in that state regularly, apparently because they don't have the resources or the manpower. In one case, an abortion facility was not inspected for five years, and when inspectors finally visited, they found numerous, often morbid, violations, which led to the clinic losing its license and shutting down.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
Washington (CNSNews.com) - Americans would rally to President Bush when it comes to government surveillance authority if the issue were explained properly in terms of national security, Frank Gaffney, president of the Center for Security Policy, said in an interview Friday at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Unfortunately, a series of "unhelpful court decisions" has "complicated and muddied" the issue to the detriment of the administration, Gaffney told Cybercast News Service at the conference in Washington, D.C.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - An expanded mandatory minimum sentence for sexual offenders and additional protections for property rights are among the mix of legislative priorities Virginia Attorney General Bob McDonnell has pursued, in what he says is an effort to enhance public safety and advance economic freedom.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Box cutters, ice picks, knives, meat cleavers, brass knuckles and explosive devices are among the lethal weapons undercover government agents manage to smuggle past airport security, according to aviation security experts. They say the serious security gaps underline the need to arm more airline pilots - and quickly.Despite extensive security measures put in place since 9/11, the experts note, the agents succeed in getting the dangerous items past airport security staff nine times out of ten.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hear testimony Thursday that largely argues against the U.S. signing on to the United Nations' Law of the Sea Treaty.Last week's testimony was largely pro-treaty, but Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.), ranking minority member of the committee, said then that conspiracy theories about the U.N., international lawyers, and U.S. sovereignty have hampered congressional progress on the issue.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Gun-toting members of the Mexican military are crossing regularly into U.S. territory, where they are partnering with drug cartels and criminal gangs to protect sophisticated smuggling operations, according to Texas sheriffs and lawmakers.Some of the Mexican infiltrators are suspected to have been trained by the U.S. military.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Litigation threats against vigilant citizens who report suspicious activity could impede intelligence-gathering efforts and empower terrorists, counter-terrorism experts and security officials warn.Exhibit A: A lawsuit filed against unnamed "John Doe" defendants who expressed alarm over the allegedly suspicious behavior of six Muslim imams on a U.S. Airways plane last November. The clerics were removed from the plane before the Minneapolis to Phoenix flight departed, as a result of multiple reports from concerned fellow passengers.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Europe is using international means, such as the Law of Sea Treaty, to impose a "better safe than sorry" regulatory model for the environment that jeopardizes America's free enterprise system, according to international business attorney and pro-U.S. sovereignty activist Lawrence Cogan.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(Editor?s note: Corrects reference to Carnegie Corporation in final paragraph.) (CNSNews.com) - At a time when the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is censuring free market organizations for accepting donations from ExxonMobil, critics have turned the spotlight back onto the UCS, its left-wing positions, and its own funding practices.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Democracies can respond more effectively to terrorism by embracing preventive military models rather than reactive criminal justice models, American and Israeli legal experts said Thursday.With terrorists targeting the United States and Israel and using instruments of war, policymakers must recognize the flaws and limitations of a conventional law enforcement approach, the experts said.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Free trade agreements can help forge alliances with Latin American nations eager to push back against the growing influence of Hugo Chavez, the virulently anti-U.S. leader of Venezuela, contend some foreign policy experts.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Just a few weeks before assuming the presidency in January 1981, Ronald Reagan seriously considered the idea of using military force to prevent a Soviet invasion of Poland, according to a political scientist.Reagan discussed the possibility of deploying U.S. forces in Poland with his incoming defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger, says Paul Kengor, a political science professor at Grove City College in Pennsylvania.
July 7, 2008, 8:23 PM EDT
(CNSNews.com) - Show the movie, and let the American people decide for themselves.This is the message Rep. Jim Walsh (R-N.Y.) has for officials from the Public Broadcasting Service who have decided against the airing of a documentary which, he said, answers a crucial question - where are the moderate Muslims?This is a question Americans and others in the West ask themselves whenever there is a major a terror strike, Walsh told Cybercast News Service.