As the crop of 2016 presidential election Republicans begins chest-thumping, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal appears to leap into the fray by criticizing President Obama's foreign policy and calling for increased defense spending. It's a risky opener.
The proposed budget cuts by the Secretary of Defense are nothing more than a red herring from an administration with out of control spending habits, desperate to make the Affordable Care Act work, and a habit of targeting the military.
Cyber-warfare is the most significant threat to the United States, say almost half the respondents, all leaders in the field of US national security, in a new poll, carried out by specialist defense publication Defense News.
On December 4, the U.S. passed the massive National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). As well as authorizing $631 billion in spending, the bill included new sanctions against Iran and a permanent ban on transfer of Guantanamo detainees to the U.S
Cuts to defense spending are often criticized as leading to lost jobs and less security. However, little attention is paid to the economic costs of what has now become a permanent war economy in the U.S.
With the unfortunate array of threats facing the United States, its allies, and the planet itself, it is a mistake to believe that the American government will - or even should - reduce its defense investments meaningfully.
No other nation offers a remote threat to America’s global military dominance, yet the nation spends nearly as much as the rest of the world combined on defense. The U.S. is in an arms race, but against whom?
With Herman Cain gaining influence among Republicans and Mitt Romney announcing his intention to increase defense spending, Ron Paul released a new television ad prioritizing defense spending at American borders.
In what has to be described as the most pathetic displays of political leadership, President Barack Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue engaging themselves in a cat and mouse game, all while showing what rats they truly are.
A new report shows the US military paid out $285 billion in taxpayer dollars between '07 and '09 to over 100 defense contractors identified either as "criminally convicted of fraud" or involved in judgments, settlements, debarments and suspensions.
MANILA – President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo signed today the 2010 national budget, which pegs this year’s government spending at P1.541 trillion ($32.8 billion, U.S.), up by eight percent compared to last year’s general appropriation.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel before the two addressed the nation's top military commanders at the Pentagon on January 16, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]