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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Is President Trump Being ‘Unfair’ To Our NATO Allies By Asking Them To Pay More For Their National Defense?

February 25, 2017 by

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By Frank Hill ~ Much is being made of President Trump’s public comments about asking our NATO allies to shoulder more of the collective NATO cost burden. This is not a new thing. Republicans as far back as the 1980’s were regularly talking about ‘defense burden-sharing’ as one way to start getting out from the […]

Obama’s Absurd Double Standard On Defense Spending

September 17, 2016 by

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By Justin Johnson ~ This week we learned that the Obama administration has requested $2.6 billion in emergency funding for Louisiana flood relief. While the specifics of the Louisiana flood relief request should be thoughtfully considered, the very nature of this request highlights the Obama administration’s absurd double standard on budget issues. Back in July, […]

9 Insights On The F-35A From 31 Experienced Fighter Pilots

August 6, 2016 by

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By John Venable ~ Air Force Gen. Herbert “Hawk” Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, this week declared the F-35A fighter jet ready for combat. While many pundits and politicians have questioned the worth of this jet, the only people who know the ground truth are the pilots themselves. A total of 174 U.S. pilots […]