4 hrs ago
Big budget cuts pose 'tough, tough choices' for Pentagon- Hagel
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned on Thursday that "tough, tough choices are coming" if the Pentagon implements deep future spending cuts required by law, including whether to slash the Army to 420,000 soldiers and decommission an aircraft carrier.
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10 hrs ago
US News & World Report
Why Buck McKeon Is Wrong About the Pentagon's Defense Cuts
The ancient Greek military historian Thucydides famously noted that in war, "the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must."
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Armed Services Chairman: - Shame' on GOPs Who FollowObama to - Immoral' Troop Cuts
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said "shame" on any Republicans who follow the Obama administration down a path of steep defense cuts.
Top general pessimistic about U.S. defense future - Wed, 05 Mar 2014 PST
The nation's top military commander painted a dark picture Tuesday of future U.S. defense capabilities clouded by shrinking Pentagon budgets and adversaries' technological advances that he said would erode American battlefield superiority.
Tue Mar 04, 2014
With 2015 budget, Pentagon looks beyond Afghanistan
The Pentagon unveiled a $496 billion base budget on Tuesday that shifts the United States from its war-footing for the first time in a dozen years, cutting the size of the military to pay for training and new weapons systems in an era of tighter spending.
The Jackson Sun
Saunders column: Good war, but poor leadership
President Barack Obama called Afghan President Hamid Karzai's bluff Tuesday. Obama let it be known that because Karzai is unlikely to sign a bilateral security agreement -- essential to keeping some U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014 -- he had asked the Pentagon to work on a plan to withdraw all troops before 2015.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Hawk vs. hawk on Pentagon
Both sides are gearing themselves up for a prolonged fight over the size and shape of the military as the war in Afghanistan winds down and more sequester cuts loom.
GOP blasts Obama defense cuts
GOP lawmakers say the Obama administration is ignoring history in planning a defense budget that bets there won't be another protracted ground war in the near future.
Sat Mar 01, 2014
Republicans call on Obama to act on Ukraine
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Republicans call on Obama to act on Ukraine
As the Ukrainian military readies for a potential Russian incursion into its Crimea region, Republican lawmakers urged President Barack Obama to take action to prevent the situation from descending into chaos.
Cold War Part II?
The U.S.-Russian relationship is going through one of its roughest patches since the fall of the Soviet Union, raising concerns on Capitol Hill about a new Cold War.
Fri Feb 28, 2014
New Seat, Better Odds for California Republican
The candidate: Former state Sen. Tony Strickland, a Republican The member: Longtime GOP Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon is retiring from Congress, leaving his competitively drawn southern California House seat open for the first time in two decades.
Obama-Hagel defense budget is based on dangerous guesswork
It continued the process of reducing America's military to pre-World War II size, but -- as we can infer from the remarks of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel -- there's some sort of strategic realignment close at hand.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Daily Beast
Photo by Bob Galbraith/APGOP Calls for Cold War to ReturnTop...
Top lawmakers on the House and Senate Armed Services said Thursday that the world would be better off if the Cold War was still on-and if Obama wasn't cutting the defense budget.
Key lawmaker: Don't try to hash out pay reform this year
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee wants to delay any major military retirement and compensation debate until next year, instead focusing on other areas of potential savings for the fiscal 2015 defense budget.
Trio seeks to succeed Rep. Issa
At least three Republican lawmakers are interested in Issa's Oversight and Government Reform gavel: Reps.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
Right Wing News
The Good War and the Bad Afghan Leader
Obama let it be known that because Karzai is unlikely to sign a bilateral security agreement - essential to keeping some U.S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014 - he had asked the Pentagon to work on a plan to withdraw all troops before 2015.
Congress Pays Increasing Attention as Obama Preps Afghanistan Zero-Option
President Obama spoke with Afghan President Hamid Karzai by phone on Tuesday, for the first time since late June, and finally issued a long-rumored ultimatum: the United States will prepare plans to withdraw all 37,000 U.S. troops from the country in the event a bilateral security agreement isn't signed.
The Daily Republic
Top-two aftershock already having dramatic effect
One in every eight or nine earthquakes is followed by an even more powerful aftershock, officially making the first quake into a foreshock.
Tue Feb 25, 2014
Increased domestic spending may be behind military cuts, report suggests
As the Obama administration announces proposed sweeping defense cuts, a Congressional Budget Office report documents how increases in other areas of domestic spending may be forcing the White House to reduce money for the military.