Post Tagged with: "defense"

November 17, 2011 09:59

Former Defense Sec. Gates: super committee is complete abdication of responsibility

Former Sec. of Defense Gates says the result of the automatic cuts in defense will be “catastrophic” to America’s national security. Gates says the formation of the super committee is “a complete abdication of responsibility.”

April 24, 2010 10:34

Our Country’s Battles

We have today an aging and shrinking Air Force and Navy, an Army that is overstretched, reserve forces that are far too ‘active’ in their rate of deployment, and too few dollars to rebuild and modernize.

April 8, 2010 04:30

Are feds controlling higher education?

We have reached the point where for many institutions of higher education, the amount of revenue that they derive from either of their two traditional sources — tuition and either state funds (public institutions) or endowments (private institutions) — is eclipsed by the funds secured from the feds through government grants and research contracts.

February 17, 2010 03:05

Obama’s budget disregards weapons systems to keep US #1

The bottom line is simple: No other nation on earth capable of fielding the Airborne Laser, the F-22 and the other advanced weapons now on the Obama administration’s chopping block would willingly abandon them. That is especially true of those hostile to freedom, which will strive to acquire through purchase, theft and/or their own efforts similar capabilities to those we are giving up. We engage in such unilateral disarmament at our extreme peril – both to the forces who truly need to be second to none as they fight the nation’s wars, and to the rest of us whom they thereby seek to safeguard.

February 3, 2010 06:40

China downgraded as intelligence priority

The National Security Council has ordered that the intelligence community downgrade China from a first to a second priority. It’s another victory for an American adversary.