Browsing All posts tagged under »Obama Administration Defense Policy«

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, […]

House Republicans Go Strong On National Security

June 11, 2016 by

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By Justin Johnson ~ The United States is under growing threats, and House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and his team deserve credit for recognizing that threat and outlining a plan for making America safer, stronger, and more prosperous. During the last seven years under President Barack Obama, the United States has grown less safe. Threats […]

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, […]

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 […]

Remember The Climate!

February 22, 2016 by

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Obama orders Pentagon, generals and admirals to make climate change Job One By Paul Driessen ~ Military triumphs and catastrophes have often hinged on how well (or luckily) armies and navies employed, avoided or benefited from weather and other natural events. Severe storms helped the British navy defeat Spain’s Armada in 1588. George Washington knew […]

When You Can’t Fix Stupid

October 29, 2015 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ Proving he has learned nothing, our chief executive last week vetoed the new Defense Authorization Act. That enactment pays the salaries of our troops and buys the bullets, beans and black oil they use to fight ISIS and al Qaeda. Unschooled and unskilled in defense matters, President […]

US Navy Turns 240 Today. Here’s Why Obama Shouldn’t Reduce Its Capabilities Further.

October 14, 2015 by

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By Tyler Hanley ~ On this day in 1775, the U.S. Navy was created by a resolution of the Continental Congress. Throughout its illustrious history, the U.S. Navy has helped protect American citizens and interests around the world by protecting freedom of navigation, maintaining air superiority, and projecting American power abroad. Navy personnel have admirably […]

8 Important Takeaways From The 2016 Defense Authorization Act

October 1, 2015 by

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By Justin Johnson ~ On Thursday the House (with the Senate shortly thereafter) will vote on the final version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016. That’s a long name for the annual defense policy bill passed by Congress for 53 years in a row. While many of the issues addressed by […]

Obama’s Dangerous Drive To Make US Combat Troops Co-Ed

September 24, 2015 by

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By Betsy McCaughey, PhD ~ President Obama is already weakening our military by shedding troops, weapons and ships. But even these cuts aren’t as dangerous as his misguided crusade for a gender-blind military. “Valor has no gender,” Obama naively announced. True, but strength, speed and sharpshooting accuracy are gender-specific. A new 9-month, $36 million study […]

Hypocrisy Alert: Female Marine Discharged For Bible Verse, But This Sikh Fella…

June 26, 2015 by

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By LTC Allen West (U.S. Army Ret) ~ I’m a simple fella who doesn’t like hypocrisy – especially when it’s so very blatant. And when it happens, it’s my duty to call it out, and so here we go once again. After all, I thought the liberal progressives were all about “fairness.” So I just […]

Salon Writer: ‘National Security’ Means Less Money For Military, More For Education And Health Care

May 26, 2015 by

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By Tom Johnson ~ In the early 1990s, politicians floated the term “peace dividend” regarding a hoped-for post-Cold War reduction in the U.S. defense budget, and Pentagon spending indeed fell somewhat in the mid- and late ‘90s. Sean McElwee, a research associate at the lefty think tank Demos, argues that America now needs a post-9/11, […]

Memorial Day 2015

May 25, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go shopping. It is a day set aside to honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who have fought to defend our nation […]

Daily Beast: Special Forces Frustrated With Obama Hamstringing Their Ops

May 23, 2015 by

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By Ken Shepherd ~ Kimberly Dozier of Daily Beast has an excellent piece today you might not see picked up by many in the Obama-puffing national media: “Special Ops to Obama: Let Us Fight ISIS, Already.” Dozier noted that the official line from top brass in the special forces is that destroying ISIS is a […]

America’s Military Power In A Steep Decline

March 9, 2015 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ “Eliminating the terrorists of today with force will not guarantee protection from the terrorists of tomorrow. We have to transform the environments that give birth to these movements…It may be training young people so they can get jobs…it may be working to eliminate corruption and promote the rule of law…” The […]

What, Me Worry?

December 2, 2014 by

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By Peter Huessy ~ The newest from the Washington Post’s Walter Pincus (“Old Nukes and Old Thinking”, The Washington Post, November 17, 2014), on why nuclear deterrent modernization is not needed is that the nukes we have are old and so is our nuclear strategy. He claims both modernization and our strategy can as a […]

Hagel’s Exit Won’t Save O’s Weak Foreign Policy

December 1, 2014 by

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By Peter Brookes ~   OK, so maybe at least one head had to roll – in this case that of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel – after the murderous mid-term elections which partly reflected Team Obama’s sloppy steering of the ship of state in international waters. But the inconvenient truth about all of this delicious […]

What Hagel’s Exit Means

November 27, 2014 by

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By Colonel Kenneth Allard (U.S. Army, Ret) ~ It took almost 40 years but the VietCong finally nailed Chuck Hagel, the only Vietnam enlistee to serve as Secretary of Defense. He was one of three people at the White House podium, taking a bullet for his Commander-in-Chief and offering his resignation like a good soldier […]

Will Obama Order U.S. Military To Fight Ebola In Liberia Clinics?

October 21, 2014 by

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By Diana West ~ Do you get the feeling the United States government is trying to get us all killed? OK, not all of us. Some of us. I almost don’t know how else to interpret the headlines, whether it’s the 167,000 convicted criminal aliens who, despite deportation orders, remain “currently at large,” or it’s […]

“Mr. Gorbachev, Tear Down This Wall”

June 12, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ On June 12, 1987, the President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, speaking in Berlin, said, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.” It fell in 1989 and, in 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed. From the end of World War Two in 1945, the United States had stood strong against the Communist […]

Nuclear Warfare Is Still Possible

June 7, 2014 by

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By William R. Hawkins ~ Since the end of the Cold War, the U.S. nuclear force has virtually disappeared from public view. The iconic Strategic Air Command (SAC) was disbanded in 1992. And since 9/11, attention has concentrated on the other far end of the conflict spectrum; terrorism and counter-insurgency. In 2009, President Barack Obama […]

The Difference Between The Real World and Obama’s

June 2, 2014 by

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By Alan Caruba ~ I keep wondering what it must have been like to be a young student at West Point listening to their Commander in Chief’s platitudes and ignorance wash over them. West Point is where our nation’s future leaders in war receive an education in how to protect the nation by crushing our […]

The Community Organizer Commander

May 29, 2014 by

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By Tom McLaughlin ~ Soldiers and veterans interest me because I’ve never been one, and because many are regular readers of this column. When they allow it, I like to pick their brains. They’ve had experiences I’ve never had and never will have. I almost joined up after high school, but didn’t, and I’ve often […]

Why Are We The World’s Policemen?

May 7, 2014 by

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By Dr. Laina Farhat-Holzman ~ Cutting the defense budget in the foolish notion that we should not be the world’s policemen is biting us already. We saved the world from great horrors three times. We ended World War I, which was otherwise bogged down in the worst military slaughters since the American Civil War. Instead […]