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Biden Administration Cancels Routine Missile Test To Appease An Adversary … Again

August 6, 2022 by

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By Patty-Jane Geller ~ Deterrence is a better way to prevent hostilities than appeasement. On Thursday, the Biden administration delayed a routine test of the Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile, a system that helps keep America safe by deterring major nuclear attacks on the homeland. The reason behind the delay was reportedly to avoid escalating […]

Politics At House Hearing Distract From Needed Pentagon Acquisition Reforms

February 11, 2022 by

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By Maiya Clark and Jacob Montoya ~ A recent congressional hearing looking into a defense contractor supposedly overcharging taxpayers turned out to be mostly political theater as lawmakers accused the contractor of greed when the real problem is the Pentagon’s flawed contracting practices. The House Oversight and Reform Committee convened a hearing to consider the […]

Heritage’s Index Of US Military Strength Finds Marines ‘Strong,’ Air Force ‘Weak,’ Army And Navy ‘Marginal’

October 21, 2021 by

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By Fred Lucas ~ The U.S. military is only “marginally” prepared to defend America’s interests at a time when adversaries are ramping up military capabilities, according to The Heritage Foundation’s 2022 Index of U.S. Military Strength released Wednesday. Heritage’s analysis examined each branch of the military, as well as America’s nuclear capability. (The Daily Signal […]

2022 Budget: Early Signs Defense Is Not A Biden Administration Priority

June 19, 2021 by

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By Frederico Bartels and Kaitlyn Romaine ~ When the Office of Management and Budget released its 2022 budget request, President Joe Biden stated, “Where we choose to invest speaks to what we value as a Nation.” On that basis, the Biden administration does not value United States armed forces. Biden’s budget reflects more interest in […]

The US Needs Icebreakers To Keep Up With China And Russia In The Arctic

June 17, 2021 by

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By James Di Pane and Kaitlyn Romaine ~ President Joe Biden recognized the U.S. Coast Guard’s crucial presence in the Arctic Ocean during his address to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy’s graduating cadets in New London, Connecticut, on May 19. But it will take more than words to compete against China and Russia in the […]

Biden Administration Is Forcing The Navy To Make A False Choice

June 15, 2021 by

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By Brent Sadler ~ The executive branch showers the federal government with easy money. It seems odd, then, that the federal government is making the Department of Defense choose between a false set of budget options when investing in defense—especially the Navy and cybersecurity—yields high returns. Consider the following events that have taken place over […]

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 […]

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 […]