We cannot ignore the fact that warfare is changing and that information will be the game-changer in future conflict, not territory held.
Unfortunately, the CIA’s reform announced by its director, John Brennan, goes in the opposite direction of the Senate’s report logical conclusions.
It may be illuminative to look at how Israel treated its own soldier, Gilad Shalit, who faced similar circumstances.
Many members who say they support the war apparently are reluctant to record their support through a vote.
Spending on nuclear weapons in the defense budget has been essentially flat for the past two decades, its lowest point in over 50 years.
The Department of Veterans Affairs puts its own needs above the veterans it serves.
22 countries have ballistic missile capability, and it's likely that nine of those nations have nuclear capability.
Does this debate over the AUMF even matter, given that President Obama has already ordered close to 3,000 airstrikes over the past eight months?
Hesitation is precisely what the Obama administration has instilled in too many of our troops through its restrictive rules of engagement.
The current level of defense spending, even under the BCA, is $100 billion more in real terms than the drawdown after the Korean, Vietnam, and Cold wars.