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Fred Fleitz, Senior VP at the Center For Security Policy and an authority on the Iran Nuclear Agreement, and nuclear proliferation, will be the guest speaker at ICON on October 17, 2017 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
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Trump’s Nuclear Deterrence Challenge
America’s nuclear triad is sorely out of date, left to age by a president who saw it as a relic of the Cold War.
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The Art of Undoing the Iran DealIt won’t be difficult.EXCERPT FROM THE ARTICLE:
Last week, Iran was again in violation of the JCPOA. According to a report from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Iran exceeded the deal’s threshold for heavy water, a material used in the production of weapons-grade plutonium. The White House acknowledged Iran had exceeded the limit and then, bizarrely, praised the regime for its forthrightness in “making no attempt to hide” the violation. In other words, the Obama administration is not just protecting the nuclear agreement, but also rationalizing the Iranian regime’s violations of it. All that needs to happen for the deal to fall apart is for the Trump White House to do what the Obama administration has refused to do—enforce its provisions.
The election of Donald Trump signals bad news for the Iran nuclear deal, Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy initiative. Calling it “the worst deal ever negotiated,” the author of The Art of the Deal has threatened to tear up the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on day one of his presidency.
Supporters of the agreement and Obama allies warn that shredding the deal will only benefit Iranian hardliners, the very people it was supposed to restrain. “The big winner in the aftermath of a Trump victory is Iran’s Supreme Leader,” Suzanne Maloney, an Iran expert at the Brookings Institution, told Reuters. Ali Khamenei, she explained, “will be able to walk away from Iran’s obligations under the JCPOA while pinning the responsibility on Washington.”
Well, it’s true that the nuclear agreement is in big trouble, but Trump’s election has little to do with it. Indeed, the agreement would likely have collapsed under a Hillary Clinton administration as well. The problem, as the commander in chief-elect correctly noted, is the deal itself. And that’s why the Obama administration has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect its “achievement”—by bribing Iran, drumming up business for the clerical regime, blocking Congress from imposing non-nuclear sanctions, and turning a blind eye to Iranian violations of the deal.
NATIONAL REVIEWOBAMA’S CASH-FOR-JIHAD PROGRAMby ANDREW C. MCCARTHYAndrew C. McCarthy is a senior policy fellow at the National Review Institute and a contributing editor of National ReviewSeptember 17, 2016Let’s give Iran, a certified state sponsor of terrorism, billions in cash. What could go wrong? The Obama State Department is convinced that Syrian dictator Bashar Assad and his regime’s cronies are financing terrorism. How come? Well, because they conduct business in cash.
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Dangers Rise as America Retreats
Fifteen years after 9/11, the next president will face greater risks and a weaker military to combat them.
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The Hiroshima Speech Obama Won’t Give
ICON presented a powerful lecture given by Dr. James Carafano on The EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) Threat on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Carafano is a leading expert on national security and foreign policy challenges and is the Heritage Foundation’s Vice President for Heritage’s entire defense and foreign policy team.An Emp attack against our country will be devastating as our electrical grid system will be damaged and the electronics in our cars, planes, computers, and hand- held devices will not be operable. Hospitals, police, fire and rescue stations will not be able to respond and our money supply will be curtailed as banks will not be able to conduct any business without electricity. And the worst, with communication capability down, we won’t be able to reach out to our loved ones to find out if they are safe. There will be massive deaths – medical devices such as pacemakers will no longer operate, medications will be unavailable and within a week or so, our food supply will be drastically affected which will result in starvation of masses of people.What is our government doing to protect our electrical grid since this threat has been known to exist for many years? Tragically, very little. It is now up to us, as citizens, to make our concerns about this threat known to our government (both state and national) and demand that they begin to harden our electrical grid system. Their not protecting us is gross negligence.The following photos were taken at the event. Nancy