The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller

Attack Syria to demonstrate credibility? What credibility?

Rebeccah Heinrichs
Visiting Fellow, The Heritage Foundation

On Saturday, President Obama announced he will seek congressional authorization to use military force in Syria. On Sunday, Patrick Leahy, the Senate’s senior Democrat, announced his aides were redrafting the authorization. The president’s draft, he said, was “too open-ended.”

On nuclear weapons, Hagel has some explaining to do

10:42 AM 01/31/2013

Chuck Hagel, President Obama’s pick for the next secretary of defense, has begun his Senate confirmation hearings. Reports indicate the nominee believes he has some explaining to do regarding his position on the U.S. nuclear force.

Four questions for Chuck Hagel on nuclear weapons

3:46 PM 01/08/2013

Last May, the Global Zero U.S. Nuclear Policy Commission released a bombshell of a report. The nuclear disarmament group called for draconian cuts to the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Many defense experts, including the current head of Strategic Command, General C. Robert Kehler, flat-out disagreed with that report. So why give it another thought? Because President Obama’s nominee to lead the Pentagon, former Senator Chuck Hagel, is a co-author.

Missile defense: the lost years

6:23 PM 09/18/2012

Three years ago Monday, President Barack Obama tossed cooperative agreements with the Poles and the Czechs, scrapping the previous administration’s plan to counter the growing threat of Iranian long-range ballistic missiles by deploying defenses in Poland and the Czech Republic.

Does the president really ‘have Israel’s back’?

11:54 AM 03/08/2012

The president’s recent statement that he has Israel's back was well received at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) Conference. But it comes pretty late in the game.

Obama’s disarmament policy: We go first

12:58 PM 11/15/2011

While the Obama administration has spent the last three years attempting to take the world down the Road to Zero nuclear weapons, last week the International Atomic Energy Agency released a report presenting the strongest evidence to date that Iran is building a nuclear weapon.

Defense spending isn’t the place to skimp

3:24 PM 08/28/2011

In a private meeting before the debt ceiling vote, several Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee urged House Speaker John Boehner to appoint a hawk to the super committee charged with reducing the deficit. His mission: defend the defense budget.

The bipartisan push for missile defense

2:48 PM 12/13/2010

The coming Congress will bring new opportunity for bipartisan consensus on a traditionally contentious policy matter -- advancing missile defense. On November 20th at the Lisbon summit, NATO officially announced it would move forward with a missile defense system for Europe that will use the U.S. plan called the “European Phased Adaptive Approach” as its cornerstone. Although the administration has pledged to move forward with the EPAA, it is not enough that President Obama simply wants to deploy some missile defense over the next several years. The administration will have to do four things in order to ease the concerns and earn the backing of staunch missile defense supporters.

Lame duck is wrong place for New START

11:47 AM 11/23/2010

The Obama administration has earned a bad rap for ramming legislation through Congress without sufficient oversight, Republican buy-in, or support from the American people. The White House rushed its bulky healthcare bill through before congressmen could read it. As House Speaker Pelosi infamously quipped, “[W]e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.”

What kind of defense does the Tea Party support?

12:53 PM 10/26/2010

The Tea Party takes clear positions on government spending and regulation: It wants less of both. But on national security, its position is less clear.