Issue Brief posted February 25, 2015
Six Issues the U.S. Should Not Concede to Cuba During Normalization Talks
The U.S. and Cuba will hold the second round of normalization talks on February 27 in Washington, DC. This follows the U.S.’s attempt in late January to negotiate the terms of reestablishing diplomatic relations with the Castro regime. In those talks in Havana, Cuban officials made it clear that the regime will not change its political or economic system, despite the…
WebMemo posted February 10, 2012
The National Defense Authorization Act and Military Detention of U.S. Citizens
FYI: Heritage WebMemos are getting a new name. Beginning February 13, 2012, they will be called Issue Briefs.
For the 50th consecutive year, the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2012 provides funding and authorities for the U.S. military. It also includes several policy provisions regarding the handling of al-Qaeda and Taliban terrorists.…
WebMemo posted October 17, 2011
Common-Sense Principles for Detainee Policy
Congress will soon debate proposed detainee legislation. Both the House and Senate have several detainee-related provisions in their versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012—the main funding bill for the Department of Defense for the next fiscal year. And as in years past, this debate promises to be heated.
Given the relative broad agreement…
WebMemo posted June 7, 2010
Homeland Security: The Heritage Foundation Recommendations
There have been at least three attempted terrorist attacks on U.S. soil in the last year and a half: the November 5, 2009, shooting at Fort Hood, Texas; the attempted Christmas Day airline bombing over Detroit; and the failed car bombing in Times Square in New York City. All three were perpetrated by men with ties to al-Qaeda and radical Islam.
But despite a clear…
WebMemo posted April 20, 2010
Terrorist on Your Street?
On March 22, a federal judge in the District of Columbia ordered that Mohamedou Ould Slahi, one of the most dangerous terrorists being held at Guantanamo Bay, be released. Although the Obama Administration has decided to appeal the decision, if the court’s order stands several issues will have to be addressed, including where Slahi will go, and, if no other country will…