Posts Tagged ‘Defense’

The F-35: Throwing Good Money after Bad

Congress’s continued funding of the F-35, a poor plane that would be overmatched by our potential adversaries, isn’t being driven by military considerations—and it’s time to end production and funnel the money toward the F-22.

National Review, July 22, 2015
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    Putting Women in Combat Is an Even Worse Idea Than You’d Think

    The ideologically motivated effort to move our female service members into combat roles is putting “politics before the lives of our young women and men,” despite the clear and persuasive reality-based evidence that argues against it.

    National Review, July 15, 2015
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    Kill the Deal

    President Obama’s “deal”—or “series of cascading concessions”—would enable Iran to get nuclear weapons, and it shows the Founders’ wisdom in not vesting the treaty-making power in one man.

    The Weekly Standard, April 4, 2015
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    A Nuclear Iran?

    With President Obama attempting to help legitimatize Iran and let it get nuclear weapons, American leaders of both parties must exercise genuine statesmanship in the face of the president’s abdication of that role.

    The Weekly Standard, April 6, 2015
  • Hidden in Plain Sight

    Although you won’t hear many people say so in polite society, the globalist worldview that President Obama champions is deliberate in not putting the interests of America, or its allies, first.

    The Weekly Standard, March 9, 2015
  • What if Obama Disobeys the Law on Another Gitmo Release?

    President Obama’s disregard for the rule of law in releasing prominent terrorists from Guantanamo Bay has attracted bipartisan opposition.

    Washington Examiner, June 5, 2014
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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
  • Coed Combat Units

    For three major reasons, putting women in combat would significantly reduce America’s military effectiveness.

    The Weekly Standard, February 4, 2013