Browsing All posts tagged under »U.S. Military Might«

Honoring How Our Deployed Troops Keep Us Safe

December 30, 2020 by


By Thomas Spoehr ~ Like a zombie, the notion that America is fighting “endless” or “forever” wars in the Middle East refuses to die. It’s a theme not reserved to a single political party: President Donald Trump, a Republican, in his 2019 State of the Union address stated that “great nations do not fight endless wars” […]

On 73rd Anniversary, Air Force Flies Higher Than Ever

September 20, 2020 by


By John Venable ~ Sept. 18 marks the birthday of the U.S. Air Force and, at the ripe old age of 73, it has enjoyed a journey like few others. Born out of the Army, the Air Force became a separate service in 1947 with a mission that looked just like the one it executed […]

‘Great Nightfall’ Provides Extraordinary Overview Of Military Challenges Facing America

August 20, 2020 by


By Thomas Spoehr ~ Americans who want to better understand the complex threats the United States faces might assume that they need to read at least several books to get the full picture. Indeed, the landscape is complicated. The range of threats today includes cyber, space, nuclear weapons, artificial intelligence-guided weapons, and robots; not to […]

US Military Strength Rated ‘Marginal’ As China, Russia On Move

October 31, 2019 by


By Fred Lucas ~ America’s military is stronger than before, but lacks the capacity to fight more than one war with a major power as adversaries such as China and Russia grow more ambitious, according to the 2020 Index of U.S. Military Strength. The Heritage Foundation released the 500-page report Wednesday, grading all four branches […]

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 […]

How The Space Force Can Restore Our Edge Against China, Russia

February 22, 2019 by


By John Venable ~ The U.S. just moved one step closer to creating a Space Force. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump directed the Department of Defense to draft legislation to establish the Space Force as a new branch of the military under the secretary of the Air Force. This move is an important step toward […]

America’s Often-Neglected Armed Service Celebrates Its 103rd Birthday

August 4, 2018 by


By Matthew Ahlquist and James Di Pane ~ With the Coast Guard celebrating its 103rd birthday on Saturday, Aug. 4, now is a perfect time to honor one of the most versatile armed services of the U.S. military. While many people think of the Coast Guard as mainly saving lost boaters and arresting drug smugglers at […]

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 […]

THE VIETNAM SYNDROME: Desert Storm Changed Americans And Their Military

August 26, 2015 by


By Bill Connor ~ “By God, we’ve kicked the Vietnam syndrome once and for all.” – President George H.W. Bush after victory in Desert Storm On Aug. 2, 1990, Operation “Desert Shield” was declared after Iraqi President Saddam Hussein invaded neighboring Kuwait and stood poised to invade Saudi Arabia. Desert Shield started as the defense […]

Memorial Day 2015

May 25, 2015 by


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 […]

Don’t Fight Without It

March 25, 2015 by


By Tom McLaughlin ~ President Truman was right to demand unconditional surrender from Japan. After we destroyed their navy and were bombing them daily, they sought negotiations. Truman refused, and warned them he had a fearsome new weapon he would use against them if they didn’t surrender unconditionally. Teaching US History again to a group […]

America’s Military Power In A Steep Decline

March 9, 2015 by


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 […]

The U.S. Is Becoming A Weaker Nation

October 1, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The news that the U.S. Air Force, joined at long last by some of the Arab nations most threatened by the Islamic State (ISIS), began bombing their headquarters and military sites in Syria was long overdue, but welcome. It took time because Obama had originally dismissed ISIS as a threat. It […]

Why Are We The World’s Policemen?

May 7, 2014 by


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 […]

The White House Is Defeating The U.S. Military

March 27, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ I began March with a look at the way President Obama is undermining the U.S. military and did not think I would have to return to this topic for a while. I was wrong. A March 25 article in The Washington Times was titled “Obama to Kill Navy’s Tomahawk, Hellfire Missile […]

Destroying The U.S. Military

March 4, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ It tells you everything you need to know about the idiots running this country. As the Russians were invading Ukraine, our Secretary of Defense was discussing major cuts to our military budget. “Si vis pacem, para bellum” is wisdom passed down to us over the centuries from ancient Rome It translates […]

Why The U.S. Has Been Losing Wars

January 27, 2014 by


By Alan Caruba ~ It is typical of the media that it concentrated on a few observations of Obama when reporting on Robert M. Gates new book, “Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War”, while ignoring the main themes of the 600-plus page book. Suffice to say, this is not light reading. It reads much […]

Our Soldier-Scholar Generals

January 17, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ Two examples of our soldier-scholar generals have a lot to say about the men who have risen to lead our military these days. They also reflect how politicized that leadership has become. Gen. David Petraeus, the most honored among the generals who fought our wars in Iraq and Afghanistan retired and […]

The American Way of War

January 3, 2013 by


By Alan Caruba ~ The U.S. military has been in Afghanistan since shortly after September 11, 2001. That’s eleven years and it is longer than the time spent in Vietnam, though with less casualties. We invaded Iraq twice, once to drive Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait after he invaded in 1990 and then, in 2003 […]

The Return of the Zumwalt Guided-Missile Destroyers

October 4, 2011 by


By Mackenzie Eaglen and Lajos F, Szaszdi The U.S. Navy has approved contracts to finish building the hulls of the second and third ships of the Zumwalt class of guided-missile destroyers being constructed at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works in Maine. The $1.8 billion contract will also fund systems integration of the DDG-1001 Michael Monsoor […]

Armed Forces Day

May 20, 2011 by


By Alan Caruba Saturday, May 21, is Armed Forces Day. Unless you are on active duty, a military family member, or a veteran, I suspect this is one national holiday that slips under the radar of most Americans. I am a veteran, U.S. Army, Second Infantry Division, Second Engineer Battalion, formerly based in Fort Benning, […]

Do We Need A Huge Military?

October 16, 2010 by


By Alan Caruba In a recessionary era that promises to last longer than usual it is a good idea to reexamine our national priorities and needs. Ever since the end of World War Two, sixty-five years ago, more than two generations, America has militarily been a superpower. Despite that, it came as a rude shock […]