At the start of World War II, the combined economies of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan were only half the size of the United States. If for no other reason than the sheer weight of its factories and work force, America thereby held the strategic high ground.
This week, the Republican presidential candidates square off in Las Vegas, Nevada for the last debate of 2015. Here's a hypothetical exchange between the CNN anchor of "The Situation Room" and the leading candidate
Tonight's third Presidential debate featured a battle between Obama the Professor-in-Chief vs. Romney the student-who-didn't-do-the-reading. As someone who has ADD, even I had trouble keeping up with many of Governor Romney's non-linear arguments.
Members hustled back to the capital all right, not to get much accomplished for the good of the nation but to party down at events designed to scrape every last nickel of campaign contributions from the jam pots of cash held by K Street lobbyists and special interests.
After years of looking into the F-22's pilot disorientation problems, the Air Force has announced that it has everything under control. According to some defense experts, however, the Air Force still has a long way to go in proving its investigation is complete, reliable and transparent.
Wednesday Lockheed Martin delivered the last of 187 F-22 Raptor fighter jets to the U.S. Air Force. The roll out prompted executives to describe the plane as "the baddest bird on the planet" and "an icon of American power." The facts suggest otherwise.
Today, Heritage's defense efforts are homilies supporting smaller forces, less people in uniform, and more dollars to buy fewer weapons of increasing ineffectiveness. How sad. How pathetic. How destructive to the security of Americans.
Palin's saying Obama wasn't acknowledging the sacrifices of our troops can mean only two things: either her mind exists on an entirely different planet, or she knows she's being completely disingenuous.
The Pentagon has a time honored tradition of assigning PR nicknames to its aircrafts. The moniker of Lockheed's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is "Lightning II," named after its glitzy but unsuccessful WWII fighter.
After a long fight, Gates and President Obama ultimately prevailed this summer in ending further F-22 production. Game over. Right? Anyone who thinks so doesn't appreciate the staying power of Congress' porkers.
For a major program to emerge, thrive, and survive, it takes three players: the service that wants and will advocate for the program, a contractor for whom the program is major business, and members of Congress.