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Is the US Turning Away From Afghanistan?

Luke Coffey

Jul 31, 2017 2 min read

Heritage’s Perspective

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Some Bad Ideas Never Die

Considering negative security developments—which include increased ballistic missile and nuclear threats from North Korea, increased assertiveness of the Iranian regime flush with the Obama administration’s cash, as well China and Russia’s massive nuclear weapons modernization programs—the United States cannot afford bad ideas like a no first use policy.

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Aug 18

Robin Simcox on Fox News' 'Tucker Carlson Tonight'

Spain was hit by its worst terrorist attack in more than a decade yesterday, when a van driver plowed into dozens of people, killing at least 13 people. Heritage’s Robin Simcox says jihadists have been doing these kinds of attacks for years. 

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Aug 17

Big Government Policies That Hurt

Federal food policies intentionally drive up prices, often to help big-business special interests. The federal sugar program is a prime example. By intentionally restricting the supply of sugar, the federal government makes sugar more expensive. “Big Sugar” profits from this, but this hidden tax costs consumers an estimated $3.5 billion a year.

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Aug 14

Mass Ave Episode 118: North Korea Threat

This week, Bruce Klingner, Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation, discusses the escalating tension with North Korea and unpacks the security risks. Also, Olivia Enos, a policy analyst in Heritage's Asian Studies Center, gives insight into the human rights angle of the situation, including the impact on refugees and prisoners.

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Aug 11

Global Threat Levels

The government of the United States faces the constant challenge of employing the right mix of U.S. diplomatic, economic, public information, intelligence, and military capabilities, sometimes alone but more often with allies, to protect and advance U.S. interests. Find our in Heritage's 2017 Index of Military U.S. Military Strength who has the highest ranking threat to American interests.

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Aug 10

How the Latest GOP Health Care Bill Stacks Up

As lawmakers look to the next move in health reform, Heritage expert Ed Haislmaier says that relief from Obamacare includes three major elements: regulatory relief, financing reform through tax cuts, and Medicaid reform. “It is critical that Congress act on these issues—every day that goes by that Congress does not repeal Obamacare hurts Americans and further damages our health system..."

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