After September 11, 2001, Heritage was the first think tank to create a homeland security research team. Sixteen years later, that team is still at it.
“There have have been many sunshine homeland security programs in think tanks since 9/11,” said James Carafano, Vice President of The Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for National Security and Foreign Policy and E. W. Richardson Fellow. “Most drifted away as the passion of 9/11 faded but not Heritage.”
Heritage is also the first and only organization to track and compile all Islamist terror plots and attacks against the U.S. homeland since 9/11.
“We have the most robust and respected program in town,” said Carafano. “Much of the credit goes to David Inserra and his consistent work with the House Homeland Security Committee over the years.”
In the next five years, Inserra sees home grown terrorism as one of the biggest threats to homeland security. He is also very concerned with the growing severity of cyber attacks and has published several reports on this threat.
Heritage experts have been working around the clock these last few weeks in order to stay on top of the developing North Korean threats and the path forward for the U.S. and their work has been featured in numerous media outlets.
To summarize the latest developments in North Korea, Heritage’s Senior Research Fellow, Bruce Klingner, and policy analyst for the Asian Studies Center, Olivia Enos, went on this week’s episode of Mass Ave–Heritage’s latest podcast series–to explain the impact these developments will have.
In the podcast they take a deeper look at:
What an attack on Guam would look like
How China is not supporting the U.S.–and what can be done about it
Would Kim Jong Un really fire a nuclear missile at the U.S.?
The reliability of intelligence gathered from North Korea and
What should be done to help the roughly 100,000 North Koreans who are currently being held in prison camps–including three Americans
Your voice continues to be heard in the Trump administration.
Tuesday, the White House pushed out a statement on the RAISE Act–directly quoting and linking to Heritage research.
The RAISE (Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment) Act would limit the future of low-skill immigration which could save taxpayers trillions of dollars.
Here is the White House statement:
The Heritage Foundation’s Robert Rector and Jamie Bryan Hall recently analyzed the economic benefits of the Trump-backed RAISE Act and found that “the RAISE Act has the potential to save U.S. taxpayers trillions of dollars in future years.”
Rector and Hall noted that a number of studies have shown that low-wage immigration reduces the wages of U.S.-born workers, with some studies showing “wage losses as high as 17 percent.”