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Horses and Bayonets

From Hotels to Bands to NASCAR, Plenty of Room to Cut Military Budget Without Compromising Security

Brian Levin | Posted 04.15.2013 | Politics
Brian Levin

Cutting money does not spur doom and gloom just as throwing money at a problem will not fix it. What matters is whether money is spent effectively.

Beyond Bayonets and Battleships

Alfred W. McCoy | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Alfred W. McCoy

Amid all the post-debate chatter, not a single commentator seemed to have a clue when it came to the profound strategic changes encoded in the president's words. Yet for the past four years, the Obama administration has presided over a technological revolution in defense planning.

The Best Political Memes Of The Year

Posted 11.06.2012 | Comedy

As we go to the polls to vote and then huddle together (with booze probably) awaiting the results, it's important to remember all the truly magical mo...

Trump and Allred's Attempts to Remain Relevant Are Just Desperate

Jamison Doran | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics
Jamison Doran

Is this what our political process and October Surprises have come to? We're trying to get the candidates to unveil their college applications and pin them for something they said in a divorce hearing in the early '90s? Give me a break.

Jason Linkins

National Review Still Trying To Make Bayonets Happen | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

When yesterday's social media coverage of Hurricane Sandy accidentally dredged up an old photo of the Army’s 3rd Infantry Regiment's Tomb Sentinels ...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 12.27.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

The week started off with our last chance to have a real debate between the two presidential candidates. But the Battle in Boca was less of a vetting of the status quo than a ratification of it, as Romney essentially endorsed Obama's foreign policy. Why are we staying in Afghanistan until the end of 2014? What of the drones, killing people (including civilians) in our name and with little oversight? Instead of answers to those questions, we got horses, bayonets and Battleship. Midweek brought yet another edition of GOP Inappropriate Rape Comment Theater, this one starring Richard Mourdock and "God's will." The reviews weren't good. The chance for meaningful debate might have passed, but the window for jaw-dropping remarks about rape will apparently stay open right up to Election Day.

Mitt Romney Ad Uses 'Horses And Bayonets' Line

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney is sticking to his attack on the president for the size of the Navy. He released a radio ad in New Hampshire, Florida and Virginia on Thur...

Horses, Bayonets, Cannonballs, and Sharp, Pointy Rocks

Jeremy Blachman | Posted 12.24.2012 | Comedy
Jeremy Blachman

Fewer ships. Fewer horses. And more games downloaded from the iTunes app store by our military personnel than under any previous president. Do you want a military that plays Words With Friends instead of attacking our enemies?

5 Things We're Into This Week! (VIDEO)

Posted 10.24.2012 | Teen

This is the latest installment in a series where the HuffPost Teen editors round up five things they're excited about each week -- from new video game...

Obama's Comment 'Offended The Bayonet Community'

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.23.2012 | Small Business

While many were delighted with President Barack Obama's quip to Mitt Romney about "fewer horses and bayonets" in today's military, one constituency th...

Horses & Bayonets: The Mashup

Posted 10.23.2012 | Comedy

Barack Obama's "horses and bayonets" line was the zing heard 'round the world during his third and final debate against Mitt Romney. It was so good, i...

Joshua Hersh

Former Navy Secretary Sides With Obama On Ships | Joshua Hersh | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

BOCA RATON, Fla. -- President Barack Obama's "horses and bayonets" zinger, shooting down Mitt Romney's concerns about the state of the Navy, may have ...

The Ultimate Romney/Ryan Poster

Posted 12.23.2012 | Comedy

Just because horses and bayonets aren't part of our current national defense strategy doesn't mean we can't dream, right? RIGHT? PICTURE: ...

With Debate Won, One Final Task for Obama: Get Out the Vote

Mike Lux | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

The president fired up the Democratic troops last night. Now it is up to the troops to deliver. In the battleground states, we have to not only do the crucial mechanics of turning out the vote, we have to fire our people up and get them motivated.

The Funniest Debate Tweets

Posted 10.23.2012 | Comedy

And with that, debate season came to a close. It seems like only a ridiculously long time ago that eight Republican candidates piled onto a stage and ...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Obama's Sharp But Snarky Debate Zingers | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama had more than a few zingers at the final presidential debate Monday night against Republican nominee Mitt Romney. The presid...

Ryan: 'I Just Don't Understand' Obama's 'Horses And Bayonets' Comparison

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Vice President Joe Biden accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan of flip-floppin...

'Horses And Bayonets' Goes Viral

The Huffington Post | Timothy Stenovec | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

There were no binders full of women at the final presidential debate on Monday, but there were certainly horses and bayonets. President Barack Obam...