Browsing All posts tagged under »Military Cutbacks«

House Democrats Are Shortchanging The Military

May 11, 2019 by


By Frederico Bartels ~ House appropriators have now released their budget top lines for every government agency, and their number for the Department of Defense shows they acknowledge the defense budget needs an increase. But that increase still isn’t enough, as it falls short of the president’s budget request and of what the military needs […]

Not Ready For A Real War

May 20, 2016 by


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 […]

Decapitating The U.S. Military

August 28, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Many Americans were shocked by the Islamic State video of the beheading of the photo journalist James Foley. Perhaps they had already forgotten the decapitation of Wall Street Journal journalist, Daniel Pearl in 2002. Most certainly, the memory of the murder of nearly 3,000 on September 11, 2001 with the destruction […]

President’s Debt Ceiling Agreement A Raw Deal for National Security

August 2, 2011 by


By James Carafano Ph.D. This week, President Obama celebrates both a birthday and (maybe) a budget deal. The second looks to hardly to be a cause for celebration. Obama has worked hard to ensure a deal that leaves open the prospects for deep defense cuts. As the debate has progressed, the President’s antipathy toward national […]

Standing at the Precipice: U.S. Military Readiness Set to Go Off a Cliff

July 28, 2011 by


By Mackenzie Eaglen Hoping to reverse the trend of “enormous [defense] cuts” ahead, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee chairman J. Randy Forbes (R–VA) held a hearing on the state of the military. Testifying before Congress were the vice chiefs of the four services: Army General Peter Chiarelli, Navy Admiral Jonathon Greenert, Marine Corps General Joseph […]

Risky Cuts

May 1, 2009 by


Matt McCluskey. In the past year, Russia’s defense spending has risen 34 percent. China’s defense spending has risen 15 percent. Within the past four months, Iran and North Korea have tested missiles that could someday carry warheads to Europe or the United States. With such conventional and asymmetric military capabilities rising around the world, what […]

More On Disarming The U.S. Military

April 29, 2009 by


Part of the Obama Defense cutbacks includes the closing of the F 22 Raptor program. Now you may think that cutting back on really expensive programs like this may not mean much in the overall scheme of things, but consider this. A lot has been said about the F 22 Raptor, and most of it […]

November 22, 1963

November 23, 2008 by


By Alan Caruba I doubt that most Americans will recall that, 45 years ago, on November 22, 1963, the President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. Clearly, part of the reason is that a lot of Americans have been born since then, but the other part of the reason […]