Most Members of Congress Share Netanyahu’s View

Though unwelcomed by many liberals, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's address received strong bipartisan support, as he compellingly presented the case for stopping Iran from getting nuclear weapons, rather than capitulating to Iran in desperate pursuit of a deal.

Washington Examiner, March 5, 2015
  • Women in Combat: The Question of Standards

    As a female Marine veteran writes, the quest to push women into combat is leading to significantly lowered military standards, with President Obama’s top military officer saying that if a “standard is so high that a woman couldn’t make it, the burden is now on the service to come back and explain, why is it that high?”

    Military Review, March-April 2015
  • The Pentagon’s Growing Army of Bureaucrats

    A 7 percent increase in the military’s civilian workforce under President Obama, combined with an 8 percent decrease in active-duty military personnel, is leaving us with an Army of bureaucrats.

    Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2015
  • Why We’re Losing to Radical Islam

    If the United States wants to win its fight against Islamic terrorism, Congress needs to take a more active role in identifying the enemy and its strongholds, backers, recruitment, and strategic thinking and doctrine—as a precursor to developing strategies for achieving victory.

    Wall Street Journal, January 14, 2015
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    A Naval Disaster in the Making

    The decision to cut the Navy’s attack submarine fleet by 25 percent—“the single-largest strategic consequence of this administration’s defense cuts”—should be reversed.

    The Weekly Standard, October 6, 2014
  • Be Alarmed . . . Be Very Alarmed

    Our rash defense cuts may cost us more in the long run, writes a distinguished congressionally appointed panel, as “each service is experiencing degradations in so many areas at once…at a time of growing security challenges”—and “the longer readiness is allowed to deteriorate, the more money will be required to restore it.”

    The Weekly Standard, August 11, 2014
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    D-Day: ‘Let us continue to stand for the ideals for which they lived and died’

    In honor of the 70th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944) and the 10th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s passing (June 5, 2004), here is President Reagan from 30 years ago, speaking movingly at Normandy on June 6, 1984.

    The Reagan Foundation
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    Who Will Ensure Freedom of the Seas if the U.S. Can’t?

    Political leaders merely need to look to history for proof that military strength—not a U.N. treaty—is the best defense of freedom of the seas.

    Washington Examiner, April 28, 2014
  • Another QDR Failure?

    Will the upcoming Quadrennial Defense Review under President Obama again fail to define the force structure and force-modernization plans needed to execute the full range of missions that our national defense strategy calls for—despite being legally required to do so?

    The National Interest, February 24, 2014
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    Obama’s Plan for a Declining Military

    With the Obama administration determined to spend money on everything but national defense, we are headed toward a smaller Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps than we had on September 11, 2001.

    The National Interest, February 18, 2014
  • Obama’s Pattern of Appeasement

    The sort of shifting alliances, secret negotiations, and sudden policy reversals that have marked the Obama era in world affairs haven’t worked out well in the past.

    National Review, December 10, 2013
  • Sequester Already Taking Toll on Military

    On our current path, we’re headed toward the hollowed-out military of the 1970s.

    Commentary, June 25, 2013
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    China’s Growing Challenge to U.S. Naval Power

    America’s underfunded and shrinking Navy, coupled with China’s naval growth, threatens to dangerously alter the balance of power in the Pacific.

    The Wall Street Journal, June 20, 2013
  • Decline at Sea Is a Political Choice

    The consequences of the Navy’s severely reduced budget—cancelled deployments, delayed maintenance, and thinning fleets—are jeopardizing our ability to prepare for threats at sea.

    The American Interest, May 21, 2013
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    ‘I Can’t Do It’

    Admiral Samuel Locklear, head of U.S. Pacific Command, admits that defense cuts are crippling the Navy, leaving it ill-prepared to respond to potential crises.

    The Weekly Standard, April 22, 2013