military

Is There Any Part Of The Reagan Coalition Capitol Hill GOP Leaders Haven't Betrayed?

More spending, but not on the core constitutional responsibility of the federal government to provide for the common defense. A deteriorating national security posture and a rapid degradation of America’s military capabilities, intrusive and extra-constitutional federal interference in education and other powers reserved by the Constitution to the states, and the complete abandonment of any pretense of governing according to cultural conservative principles are the legacy of the past decade of Republican “leadership” on Capitol Hill.

Ted Cruz explains how Obama has crushed military morale

Michael W. Chapman, CNS News

Morale in the U.S. military has “plummeted” in recent years because President Barack Obama “doesn’t support our soldiers,” won’t even name the enemy “radical Islamic terrorism,” and is “more interested in promoting homosexuality in the military” than in “defeating our enemy,” said Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas).

Veterans Day Gives Meaning to the Fourth of July

This Veterans Day, as a new enemy has arisen whose oppressive ideology of submission is cloaked in religion, it is more important than ever to remember that the preservation of our revolutionary American idea – that the individual is sovereign – is not foreordained.  Its survival hinges, as it always has, on its power to bring forth a new generation of veterans who are willing to lay down their lives to protect it.

Obama Admin Asks for Expansive War Against ISIS

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

John Kerry told Congress that Obama wants expansive war powers to pursue Islamic State terrorists wherever & however O deems necessary, asking for a new authorization that would allow the Pentagon to commit American combat troops to fight. 

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."

The Desperate Fight Against Fanaticism

There's a growing awareness among our citizens of the tremendous burden borne by our tiny defense forces and the fearsome price they pay defending our values and way of life. This Veterans Day affords us an excellent opportunity to recognize their sacrifice and commit to helping those who have borne the heat of the battle on behalf of the great majority of us.

Veterans Day Is Not A Celebration of War, But a Caution Against It

The original purpose of Armistice Day, that the end of World War I be "commemorated with thanksgiving and prayer and exercises designed to perpetuate peace through good will and mutual understanding between nations…" is too often forgotten.

West: O's ISIS Operation Is a Farce & We're Losing

Allen West, AllenBWest.com

"The quasi-military operation being conducted in Iraq and Syria that has no name is a farce. It is a complete violation of every single principle of war — but then again, Obama doesn’t want to call it that so I guess he and Valerie Jarrett are doing just fine."

Paul: ‘Can You Imagine If Our Soldiers Catch Ebola?’

Associated Press Staff

Sen. Rand Paul is questioning Obama’s decision to send 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa to help combat Ebola, worrying that troops might contract the virus.

Why Lib. Press Loves Right’s Reaction to O’s ‘Latte Salute’

Noah Rothman, Hot Air

Conservatives’ criticisms are valid, but they are also not immediately apparent to the vast majority of civilians who've never served. This includes the political media complex. Out of ignorance, they see the criticisms of Obama on matters like these as trite, baseless, and rooted in hatred. 

A Revealing Salute From The Pro Forma President

Obama's "Semper Latte" salute reveals a cold inner man who is hungry for the power of the office he holds, but contemptuous of its responsibilities.

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. 

ISIS to Radicalized Americans: Kill U.S. Soldiers In Their Homes

Awr Hawkins, Breitbart

One British jihadist "encouraged radicals still living in the West to use Facebook and Linkedln to find and target soldiers...Then show up and slaughter them."

IG Let Veterans Affairs Officials Alter Report to Absolve VA in Deaths

Mark Flatten, Washington Examiner

Crucial language that the Dept. of Veterans Affairs inspector general could not “conclusively” prove that delays in care caused patient deaths at a Phoenix hospital was added to its final report after a draft version was sent to agency administrators for comment.

From Our What Could Wrong Department: Pilot-Free Computer Controlled Combat Aircraft

The cycle of invention, skepticism, resistance, and adaptation continues  but in previous arms races it did not bring with it the threat that the systems we invented could turn upon their inventors.

Reagan Scholar Dissects Obama Defense Policy

Reagan scholar Dr. Kiron K. Skinner says the absence of a strategy is why President Obama’s recent speech at West Point fell flat for many Democrats and Republicans. As a warning to adversaries, it lacked credibility.

A Must See Video from ThanksUSA

History isn't just memorizing facts and dates. Thinking about what the Constitution and Bill of Rights mean is what "Con Rap" from ThanksUSA's co-founders Rachel and Kelsi Okun is all about, and it's a great way to engage young people in the ideas of constitutional conservatism. Watch the video and judge for yourself here.

WALKER: THE LINGERING COST OF DEFENSE

Veterans need the nation’s help to cope with their hidden trauma.

Tom Cotton Rips Dem's During Benghazi Speech

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Rep. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) blasted Democrats for expressing “fake outrage” and claiming the investigation into the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi is purely political. He cited some of the “lessons” he learned while serving in the Army to make his point.