Border Crisis is a National Security Issue

There is a reason that the crisis at our southern border was perhaps the hottest topic in the recent presidential debate–as former President Donald Trump repeatedly noted, the border crisis touches on every other major issue, including the economy, crime, health care, the federal debt, and most especially national security.

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Sustaining the Transatlantic Alliance: 75 Years of RAND Insights on NATO

NATO’s 75th anniversary summit in Washington provides an opportunity for stock-taking about the state of the Alliance, reviewing its beginnings, transformation, and adaptations, and for reflecting about the path ahead.

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How rising anti-American axis sees US weakness, and is ready to pounce

For anyone slow on the uptake, Presidents Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un provided some helpful show-and-tell in Pyongyang on Wednesday.

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Is NATO Ready For War?

Two years ago, NATO adopted a “back to the future” strategy of forward defense and deterrence following Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine. To implement it, allies committed to take various measures to strengthen their deterrence and defense at the 2022 Madrid Summit.

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IDF rescues four hostages from Hamas captivity in daring Gaza operation

Four hostages were rescued simultaneously from two separate nearby locations in Nuseirat in central Gaza, in a high-risk joint operation by the IDF, Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), Yamam and police in broad daylight, the IDF announced in a series of statements on Saturday.

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Biden team hails ‘lightning speed’ call on strikes in Russia. Meanwhile, Kharkiv burned.

The White House this week said it moved at “lightning speed” to allow Kyiv to use U.S. weaponry to strike limited targets inside Russia, just 17 days after Ukraine came begging for the capability. But for Ukrainians who have weathered a punishing Russian assault on the northeast Kharkiv region, those 17 days of waiting are emblematic of a White House that has lagged repeatedly behind battlefield developments at the cost of Ukrainian lives.

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