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Are "Deficit Hawks" Prepared for Trump's Proposed Spending Cuts?

Newly-evolved "deficit hawks" who ignored deficits during the Obama administration (but have now decided that deficits matter) should be pleased that President Trump is proposing to cut federal spending 10 percent, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Pam Villarreal...

Lone Star Deterrent: Hardened Texas Grid Could Preempt EMP Catastrophe and Protect Vital U.S. Assets

Utilities in the Lone Star State operate their own, self-contained grid. And because it is confined within state borders, the Texas government has authority to preempt catastrophe by “hardening” the system, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

The Dark Uncertainty of Transitions

The new President Donald J. Trump must give clear commander's intent, and trust his team to execute that guidance. He needs to have a strategic planning group that is not just looking at the first 100 days, but the first two years. He must instill confidence in himself as a leader, knowing that running a private sector business is quite different from governing a nation, being the Head of State of America, and wearing the most important title of Commander-in-Chief of our Armed Forces. Mr. Trump must anticipate events and trends, and be able to proactively confront impending issues -- such as a potential interest rate increase by Federal Reserve Chairman, Janet Yellen. He must recognize that the enemies of America are planning their next attacks and assaults against us, and the very ideal of freedom and liberty, writes Allen West...

What's Really Going on with the Latest Clinton Email Scandal

Whether it's Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation, or the email scandal, national security has often taken a backseat to self and convenience. I fear this behavior will not change, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham...

When Citizens Threaten the Establishment

The American public should begin by demanding innovative security solutions all purposed at yanking power back from the establishment, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham for Townhall...

Values: The Foundation of our Culture and Economy

Our country is experiencing an ethical malaise that has inspired a value-neutral and morally relative leadership model that continues to negatively impact government policy, business and families, writes David Grantham, Cary Maguire and James Amos, Jr. in Townhall...

Cyber Threats to the Texas Electric Grid

Texas plays a unique role in America's infrastructure as the only state with a self-contained electric grid. The entire U.S. electric power system is a prime target of cyberattacks from hostile governments and terrorist organizations, but the Lone Star State is in a unique position to act, writes NCPA Senior Fellow David Grantham and Research Associate Luke Twombly...

How Defense Dollars Are Wasted on Security Assistance

The House and Senate versions of the fiscal year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act would give the Pentagon greater control over security assistance to other countries -- oversight now generally reserved to the State Department. A larger issue than the administration of funds, however, is that current security assistance programs are ineffective and often undermine American security, writes NCPA Research Associate Braxton Clark and Senior Fellow David Grantham...

The Commercial Drone Era Emerges (Slowly)

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) just released its final administrative rules on "routine" commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). Effective August 29, 2016, this federal regulatory edict opens the door to the process of integrating UAS systems -- or "drones" -- into the nation’s commercial airspace. Aviation industry sources tout the move as capable of generating over $82 billion and creating more than 100,000 new jobs for the U.S. economy over the next decade. Though a step in the right direction, this regulatory change falls somewhat short, writes NCPA Senior Fellow Thomas Hemphill...

Why the "Jack of All Trades" Model for Military Aviation Fails

Requiring one aircraft to conduct many different mission types will prove both costly and ineffective in conflict. Diversity in expertise is a key component in other military specialties. It should be the same with airpower, writes NCPA Contributing Fellow Chris Wiley...


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