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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 […]

Failure To Adequately Fund Our Military Puts America At Risk

October 5, 2017 by

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By Dakota Wood ~ Arguably the federal government’s first obligation to Americans is to keep us safe from foreign attack and to defend our vital national interests wherever they are threatened. Alarmingly, our government is on the verge of failing in this core responsibility. Our military is minimally ready, rapidly aging, and has so shrunk […]

Not Ready For A Real War

May 20, 2016 by

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By William R. Hawkins ~ While on his way to the African Land Forces Summit in Tanzania last weekend, Gen. Mark A. Milley, the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, complained that “Today, a Major in the Army knows nothing but fighting terrorists and guerrillas, because he came into the Army after 9/11. But as we get into the […]

6 Facts Highlight Why We Need To Rebuild Our Military

May 18, 2016 by

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By Justin Johnson ~ The U.S. military seems to be breaking. Senior military leaders have made dire statements before Congress, and story after story is revealing the potentially deadly challenges facing our men and women in uniform. As Congress considers the annual defense authorization bill, here are six clear, real-world examples of why Congress needs […]

The Defense Industry Crisis

December 9, 2010 by

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By William R. Hawkins On Dec. 6, the Reserve Officers Association and the Woodrow Wilson Center hosted a half-day conference on the crisis facing the American defense industrial base. A retired general, a member of Congress, and panels of experts from think tanks and business laid out in stark detail the decline in what was […]

Navy Nears Tipping Point As New Threats Rise

April 24, 2010 by

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By William R. Hawkins: Last month, the Center for Naval Analyses (which now prefers to simply go by its initials CNA) published the disturbing study The Navy at a Tipping Point: Maritime Dominance at Stake? by Daniel Whiteneck, Michael Price, Neil Jenkins, and Peter Swartz. It warned that at its present size, the U.S. Navy […]

Eyes Wide Shut

September 12, 2009 by

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By Mackenzie Eaglen As the Senate prepares to consider the FY 2010 defense appropriations bill, members of Congress would be wise to listen to Appropriation Committee chairman Daniel Inouye (D., Hawaii). In his opening statement at Wednesday’s subcommittee markup hearing, Inouye said, “As we go forward today killing the F-22, the presidential helicopter, the Combat […]

A Boy President Plays With Nukes

July 7, 2009 by

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By Andrew Bolt TonyfromOz prefaces ….. Remember that hackneyed old phrase you heard from all beauty contestants during the interview. What would you most like in your life ….. and the answer always seemed to be ‘World Peace’. Well, Mister President, be the President, not a beauty pageant contestant. I’m not sure I feel safer […]