Homeland Security

Op-Ed

Stimulating Security

Author: Daniel B. Prieto
Washington Times

Daniel B. Prieto argues that national security should be discussed in conjunction with economic stimulus plans. He explains, "Lawmakers need to step back and consider that the nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill actually offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve physical as well as economic security."

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Op-Ed

Rigid immigration policy hurts U.S.

Author: Edward Alden
San Francisco Chronicle

Since 9/11 and the creation of the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. immigration policy has been focused mostly on keeping out those we don't want. In this San Francisco Chronicle op-ed, Edward Alden argues that this single-mindedness has come with a high cost to our economy and reputation in the world.

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Op-Ed

Misguided Missile Defense

Authors: Stephen E. Flynn and John Tierney
The Boston Globe

Stephen E. Flynn and John Tierney argue that “the best way to mark the 25th anniversary of President Reagan’s ‘Star Wars’ speech would be with a debate about its strategic relevance in our post-Sept. 11 world.”

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Op-Ed

Some simple security steps

Author: Michael A. Levi
Washington Times

Michael Levi writes that “the revelation last week that Slovak and Hungarian police arrested three men suspected of selling uranium powder is sure to spark an investigation into how security at the source of those materials failed. It would be wise, though, to study not only how defenses failed but also how authorities succeeded in breaking up the plot.”

See more in Weapons of Mass Destruction; Defense Strategy; Homeland Security