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  • It’s a Bird! It’s a Plane! It’s the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter!

    On November 15, the 33rd Fighter Wing of the U.S. Air Force successfully completed training and flying exercises in its operational utility evaluation (OUE) for the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). This milestone means the Air Force now has four newly qualified F-35A pilots and 135 tested personnel qualified to … More

    Help Our Heroes This Veterans Day

    Each year on November 11, Americans celebrate Veterans Day by commemorating the men and women who have heroically served our country and selflessly devoted themselves to the defense of freedom and liberty. This Veterans Day, we should honor these heroes by helping those service members who need our assistance. Since … More

    Survey: Americans Do Not Believe Defense Spending Is Too High

    According to the Foreign Policy Initiative’s (FPI) national survey, a majority of Americans support America’s role in world affairs and do not believe that we spend too much on defense. Therefore, action must be taken to change the current plan to haphazardly slash defense spending. After surveying 1,000 likely voters … More

    VP Debate: Not Enough Attention to Defense Cuts

    Foreign policy played a key role in the vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI), and while there is a large cache of foreign policy issues that are up for serious discussion in this election, one of the most important is the imminent threat … More

    Defending Readiness: Keep Military Training Strong

    Brigadier General John Adams (Ret.) recently argued that we don’t go into war with the army we have, “we really go to war with the army we decided to have 30 years ago.” This idea is especially relevant today, considering the effects that sequestration will have on the U.S. Armed … More

    CHART: How Much Money Should Go to National Security?

    “It’s a ship without sailors. It’s a brigade without bullets. It’s an air wing without enough trained pilots. It’s a paper tiger,” said Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta about the effects of the looming sequestration, which will cut more than half a trillion dollars from the defense budget over the … More