Defense

The Fact that Foreigners Back Clinton for President Supports the Case for Trump

Perhaps the best justification for voting for Donald Trump is to upset the expectations of those who believe that American taxpayers exist for the benefit of the rest of the world.

Poland Wants Britain to Help Stick Washington with Bigger NATO Bill

No one seriously expects the Dutch, Italians, or Spanish to provide permanent garrisons for Poland. The Germans, who publicly oppose the idea, won’t be coming. Only Britain and France are realistic candidates, and both only reluctantly halted further cuts in their military budget. Which leaves only you-know-who.

GOP Ignores Cruz, Coburn on Fed. Land Grab

Timothy Cama, The Hill

Cong. leaders tucked an expansion of nat'l parks, wilderness areas and drilling programs into a defense bill. The provisions are fiercely opposed by conservatives, who see it as a massive expansion of fed. land holdings that should have been dealt with in a stand-alone bill.

Rep. Curt Clawson Nails The Bribery In The Defense Bill

Rep. Curt Clawson nailed it when he said, "We have got to stop adding things into bills just to get votes from certain members."

Political Games Endanger America’s Military

Mike Needham and Steven Bucci, Daily Signal

As members of the House and Senate prepare to vote on the annual National Defense Authorization Act, it appears the bill will be saddled with extraneous non-defense measures. This threatens the integrity of both defense policy and the NDAA process.

GOP Leaders Complicit In Other Bad Stuff Going On In Washington

"These measures have no place in a defense authorization bill and serve only to politicize and muddle the debate over the most important constitutional role that the federal government has: providing for the common defense."

GOP Hawks Sink Libertarian Bid to Lead Key Conserv. Bloc

Lachlan Markay, Washington Free Beacon

Defense-oriented conservs. won out in races for the chairmanships of key House panels, and in at least one case, a member’s perceived weakness on defense issues may have scuttled his bid to lead an influential bloc of House conservs.

Brown: Obama, Shaheen ‘Devoid’ of Foreign Policy Ideas

Seth McLaughlin, Washington Times

NH Senate candidate Scott Brown is scheduled to deliver an address Weds. in which he plans to call for the U.S. to reclaim its leadership role in int'l affairs and will accuse Obama and his allies of pursuing a foreign policy that is “devoid of ideas.” 

House GOP Leaders Back Obama's ISIS Attacks

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart

The current and immediate past chairmen of the House Homeland Security Comm. have publicly backed Obama’s airstrikes against ISIS in Syria, despite the fact that the president didn't seek congressional approval for them.

Every War Must End

Shoshana Bryen, American Thinker

The American people rightly want to know under what conditions and with what allies their sons and daughters will be sent to the Middle East again. 

Petition to Congress: No Blank Checks For Obama's Middle East War

No Blank Checks For Obama’s Middle East War!

To: U.S. Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives John Boehner, and All Members of the House and Senate Republican Conferences

Ed Gillespie: A Campaign As Empty As A Dry Creek Bed

Why is it that as political odds makers calculate which Senate seats the GOP will likely recapture to achieve a majority, Ed Gillespie, the establishment Republican selected candidate for Senate in Virginia is not to be found on any of the "likely GOP pick-up" lists?

U.S. Should Defend South Korea by Letting it Develop Nuclear Weapons

In Northeast Asia, nonproliferation has become the international equivalent of gun control:  only the bad guys have guns.  Russia, China, and North Korea all are nuclear powers, why not let South Korea take responsibility for its own defense?

Pentagon Delays Fighter Jets to Egypt

Associated Press Staff

The Pentagon is delaying delivery of F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. Will it suspend other aid too?

Conservatives Get NSA, Egypt Votes in DoD Bill

Pete Kasperowicz , The Hill

The House approved a rule for the Defense spending bill that'll allow votes on Syria, Egypt, and NSA spying amendments.

Washington Foolishly Tilts Towards War in Syria

In the first in a series of columns on national security and foreign policy, Doug Bandow, Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute, says that at the very moment Washington should be pursuing a policy of peace, policymakers are preparing to join a civil war in which America’s security is not involved, other nations have much more at stake, many of the “good” guys in fact are bad, and there would be no easy exit.

Tea Party, Libs Decry Syrian Action

Jeremy Herb, The Hill

In a rare alliance, Tea Party and Dem reps posted bills that restrict funds to arm Syrian enemies.

Pentagon’s Surrender to Feminism

Pat Buchanan, WND

Putting women in combat is the ultimate sell-out to the nonsensical political correctness of our age.