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Biden Wants To Underfund The Defense Department While Asking It To Do More

April 10, 2021 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ If there is one thing that is quite clear in the early days of the Joe Biden presidency, it is the administration is more than willing to spend taxpayers’ dollars, and their children’s dollars, and their grandkids’ … you get the idea. However, when it comes to providing for the common […]

Identity Politics And Critical Race Theory Have No Place In US Military

March 30, 2021 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ Sen. Tom Cotton, rightly angered that the Department of Defense is moving to indoctrinate U.S. military personnel in divisive critical race theory, has introduced a bill that would forbid it. Like colleagues in the House who sent letters to Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations, expressing severe disapproval of […]

Why The F-35 Rules: Study History, Study The Costs, Study The Threats

March 20, 2021 by

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By John Venable ~ Last week, House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith lamented the supposedly exorbitant costs and “poor track record” of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Smith’s lack of expertise in airpower might qualify him for a pass, of sorts, for those ill-informed comments. But, Gen. “CQ” Brown’s recent public statements on the subject are real […]

Don’t Let The Department Of Defense Become The Department Of Distraction

March 18, 2021 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ One of the fundamental roles of a leader is organizing people—knowing how to direct people’s efforts and where to allocate resources. Failing to establish clear priorities leads to wasted effort or, worse, mission failure. A famous maxim warns leaders: “If everything is important, nothing is.” No one should envy the job […]

Honoring How Our Deployed Troops Keep Us Safe

December 30, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Like a zombie, the notion that America is fighting “endless” or “forever” wars in the Middle East refuses to die. It’s a theme not reserved to a single political party: President Donald Trump, a Republican, in his 2019 State of the Union address stated that “great nations do not fight endless wars” […]

On 73rd Anniversary, Air Force Flies Higher Than Ever

September 20, 2020 by

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By John Venable ~ Sept. 18 marks the birthday of the U.S. Air Force and, at the ripe old age of 73, it has enjoyed a journey like few others. Born out of the Army, the Air Force became a separate service in 1947 with a mission that looked just like the one it executed […]

For More Security At Less Cost, Buy More F-35s

September 12, 2020 by

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By Steven Bucci and Philip Bucci ~ Since its conceptual inception, the F-35 fighter jet has been known as an extremely expensive aircraft that can fill multiple roles. This high-priced “Swiss Army knife” of fifth-generation fighters is intended to replace fighters in the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. The down side always has been […]

‘Great Nightfall’ Provides Extraordinary Overview Of Military Challenges Facing America

August 20, 2020 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ Americans who want to better understand the complex threats the United States faces might assume that they need to read at least several books to get the full picture. Indeed, the landscape is complicated. The range of threats today includes cyber, space, nuclear weapons, artificial intelligence-guided weapons, and robots; not to […]

House Committee Shows Strong Bipartisanship In Approving National Defense Authorization Act

July 9, 2020 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ The House Armed Services Committee last week unanimously approved its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, with all 56 members who were present voting in favor of the legislation. The July 1 action was an important bipartisan show of support that eluded the House of Representatives last year, when the […]

Senate’s National Defense Authorization Act Has Right Focus

June 17, 2020 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ The Senate Armed Services Committee last week passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2021. The bill passed by a wide bipartisan margin of 25-2. From the summary we have, it appears the bill focuses, appropriately, on great power competition. The most recent National Defense Strategy […]

Air Force Birthday

September 18, 2019 by

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Here’s to our brave airmen and women protecting freedom in the skies in the USAF.  ~ Publius ~    Relentlessly committed to the defense of Liberty, the United States Air Force celebrates its birthday today, Sept. 18. The Air Force began life as the Army Air Corps but became a separate Armed Services Branch when the […]

How The Space Force Can Restore Our Edge Against China, Russia

February 22, 2019 by

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By John Venable ~ The U.S. just moved one step closer to creating a Space Force. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump directed the Department of Defense to draft legislation to establish the Space Force as a new branch of the military under the secretary of the Air Force. This move is an important step toward […]

New Report Confirms Our Military’s Strength Has Eroded

November 15, 2018 by

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By James Di Pane ~ Americans often assume their military is the strongest in the world, capable of handling any threats that come its way. But a new report by the National Defense Strategy Commission challenges that idea. It points out how significantly the U.S. military has deteriorated, placing the U.S. in an increasingly precarious […]

Post Election, Rebuilding The US Military Just Became That Much Harder

November 11, 2018 by

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By Thomas Spoehr ~ With Democrats regaining control of the House of Representatives, the path to rebuilding America’s military just became more challenging. For the past two years, Pentagon officials have laid out in stark detail how the military had deteriorated over the past decade, owing to underfunding and overuse in two protracted conflicts. Shortly […]

The Earliest Signing Of The NDAA In 40 Years Is A Giant Step In Rebuilding The Military

August 15, 2018 by

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By Frederico Bartels ~ With President Donald Trump’s signature Monday at Fort Drum, New York, the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2019 will be the earliest a defense authorization bill has become law since 1978. Forty years ago, the bill was 16 pages long and was called the “Department of Defense […]

Weighing Aspirations, Trump Argues For Increased Defense Spending

March 30, 2017 by

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By Herbert London ~ The post-Cold War ‘military industrial complex’ isn’t applicable to today’s terrorist enemies During President Trump’s recent address to Congress, he said we must add $54 billion of spending to the defense budget in order to bolster the nation’s defense capabilities. Considering the $1 trillion in defense sequestration during the Obama years, […]

What’s Good (And What’s Horrible) In The Senate Defense Bill

June 4, 2016 by

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By Justin Johnson ~ The Senate will soon start debating the annual defense policy bill. This bill is particularly critical now when threats are rising, from state-sponsored cyberattacks to Russian aggression, to terrorism at home and abroad. At the same time, our military is getting smaller and weaker. Unfortunately, the Senate bill is a mix of […]

Costly Renewable Energy Regulations Prevent Our Military From Doing Its Job

May 19, 2016 by

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By Rachel Zissimos ~ The Obama administration is aggressively defending costly renewable energy initiatives for the Department of Defense. These requirements mandate that the Department of Defense produce or procure “not less than 25 percent” of its facility energy from renewable energy sources by fiscal year 2025. By forcing its political agenda onto the military, […]

Democrats Undermine Obama’s Pacific Trade Deal Effort + More – Daily Digest

May 13, 2015 by

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The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.” —James Madison, Federalist No. 10, 1787 TOP RIGHT HOOKS Democrats Undermine Obama’s Pacific Trade Deal Effort Like it or not, Barack Obama’s trade deal […]

Nearly 12 Million Have Left the Workforce Under Obama + More

December 8, 2014 by

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By The Patriot Post ~ THE FOUNDATION “There can be no greater error than to expect, or calculate upon real favors from nation to nation. ‘Tis an illusion which experience must cure, which a just pride ought to discard.” –George Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 TOP 5 RIGHT HOOKS Down Goes Another Democrat The GOP picked […]

Montel’s VA Surge. OORAH!

July 6, 2014 by

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from Molli Nickell, grannyguerrillas.com   ~  Montel Williams, talk show host, TV personality and former Marine, recently appeared on the Glenn Beck program to share a common-sense solution to the VA healthcare debacle. Montel commented, “There are 50,000 children (to date) that came across the border illegally. We’re opening up DOD (Department of Defense) facilities to […]

The Rise and Fall of the Biden-Obama Policy on Iraq

June 14, 2014 by

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Within 96 hours the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sahel (ISIS) or the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, depending on who you are talking to, went from being an active player in Syria and controlling Fallujah and Ramadi to taking over Mosul, Tikrit […]

Travon Martin was Obama’s Son, Maybe Major Hassan is His Cousin or Brother!

August 5, 2013 by

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– Major Hassan Could Have Been Obama’s Cousin or Brother – By Dave Gaubatz ~ Obama previously said Travon Martin could have been his son, well based on how Obama and the DOD (which Obama is the Commander in Chief of) have handled the Hassan prosecution, Major Hassan may be Obama’s uncle. Note: For those readers […]