Congressional willingness to allow the U.S. carrier force to slip—even for two years—below the legal minimum of 11 carriers is daunting evidence that support for carriers as the U.S.’s chief instrument of power projection is yawing.
When everything is connected, everything is vulnerable.
Al Qaeda's universe may be rent by centrifugal forces resulting from its own recent expansion.
Not a single member of the commission even bothered to visit the Air Force Reserve Command headquarters at Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Not a single member visited any Air Force Reserve Base. What does that say about the thoroughness of their work? Not much.
Without a commission to guide budgetary decisions, the arguments will continue in Washington.
The president has been insufficiently committed to ballistic missile defense and overly confident in the efficacy of his “reset” with Russia.
Between exorbitant costs and questionable capabilities, the F-35 math just doesn’t add up.
The choices that U.S. leaders make today will determine whether America’s armed forces, and the brave men and women who constitute them, will retain their edge.
Listen closely to government officials and even they’ll admit they’re collecting not just metadata, but content.
There is now essentially universal agreement that we must pass legislation that will amend the telephone metadata collection programs.