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Obama Military Spending

Matt Sledge

Obama And Romney Both Promise Military More Money | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- As President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney furiously lobbed jabs and zingers at each other during Monday night's foreign policy debate, it ...

The Military Solution

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

A smaller percentage of us -- less than 1 percent -- serves in the military in this all-volunteer era of ours and, on the face of it, Washington's constant warring in distant lands seems barely to touch the lives of most Americans.

Obama's Mission Accomplished Moment?

Tom Engelhardt | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Tom Engelhardt

When it came to rolling out a new 10-year plan for the future of the U.S. military, the leaks to the media began early and the message was clear. One man is in charge of your future safety and security. His name is Barack Obama. And -- not to worry -- he has things in hand.

Presidential 'Contest' Pales Beside China Challenge

David Tereshchuk | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
David Tereshchuk

Defense Department correspondents and commentators did not have to read between the lines much to pass on the twin message that our armed forces will be managed in a leaner fashion and with a decided tilt strategically toward countering threats in Asia.

Why Is the Most Wasteful Government Agency Not Part of the Deficit Discussion?

David Morris | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics
David Morris

Any serious battle plan to reduce the deficit must take on the Pentagon. When debt ceilings and deficits seem to be the only two items on Washington's agenda it is both revealing and tragic that both parties give a free pass to military spending.

Guns vs. Butter 2010

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Arianna Huffington

The Bush-era rationale for our overseas misadventures was always: We'll fight 'em over there, so we don't have to fight 'em over here. Today, it seems, we're fighting to create jobs for 'em over there, while we don't have enough jobs for our people over here.

Putting the Pentagon on a Budget

Christopher Hellman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Christopher Hellman

After a decade and a half of unparalleled budget growth, top Defense Department officials are finally talking about the possible end of their spending spree. And they're not alone.

F-22 Victory Is About More Than Just a Plane

Max Bergmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max Bergmann

This fight was about whether the Pentagon would be able to institutionalize the lessons from Iraq and Afghanistan and finally move out of the Cold War strategic mindset that still dominates.

Sam Stein

McCain Robocall: Obama Wants To Downsize The Military | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The newest McCain campaign robocall, hitting households in Ohio, is accusing Barack Obama of wanting to cut military spending and, in the process, ris...