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    Amphibious Forces Needed Around the Globe

    Forget “One if by land; two if by sea.” An Amphibious Ready Group can come at America’s enemies by land or sea—and in numbers much greater than ones and twos. These Navy–Marine task forces are deployed around the world to do everything from humanitarian assistance and refugee evacuation to combat … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 12, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe.  It’s Now Obama’s Economy – Henry Miller Leave ‘No Child’ behind – The Detroit News Faster yuan rise on cards – Zhong Nan “We’re inches away from no longer having a … More

    Morning Bell: The Devastating Threat to Our Security

    It sounds like something out of a movie. A nuclear weapon detonates at high altitude, generating a burst of electromagnetic energy that devastates the United States–destroying electronics, collapsing communications, halting transportation, and shutting down all electrical power. Unfortunately, the threat of an electromagnetic pulse (EMP) strike is all too real, and … More

    Clear and Present Danger: Time for a National EMP Awareness Day

    In an instant, life as we know it could cease to exist. An electromagnetic pulse (EMP) could permanently disable the nation’s critical infrastructure dependent on electrical systems. As panicked people run to the phones to dial 911, their calls are answered only by silence. Caused by either detonation of a … More

    Debt Ceiling Defense Cuts Will Happen

    There is considerable misunderstanding about what the new debt ceiling law does to the area of defense. Many people are describing the required defense cuts in terms of dollar-figure reductions. A recent article appearing in The Cable, for example, referred to a $350 billion reduction for defense. These descriptions are … More

    Top 10 Reads: August 3, 2011

    Catching you up on clips, commentary and news of the day. Sign up for the daily email update from Scribe. Time for a red-tape rescue – Ed Feulner Debate continues on balanced budget amendment – Trish Choate Test cheating rooted in centralization – Lindsey Burke Bill Clinton Does ‘Jim Crow’ – … More

    Standing at the Precipice: U.S. Military Readiness Set to Go Off a Cliff

    Hoping to reverse the trend of “enormous [defense] cuts” ahead, House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee chairman J. Randy Forbes (R–VA) held a hearing on the state of the military. Testifying before Congress were the vice chiefs of the four services: Army General Peter Chiarelli, Navy Admiral Jonathon Greenert, Marine Corps … More

    Our Military's Grim State: Armed Forces Under Stress

    This is the grim state of our military’s readiness: An Air Force F-15C that broke in half during flight, two F-18s that have caught fire aboard ships, every single cruiser with cracks in its hull, A-10C Warthogs with fuselage cracks, the UH-1N Twin Huey helicopter fleet that is regularly grounded, … More

    Air Obama Won’t Fly

    It took a Twitter town hall to learn how the President really thinks about defense. Not only does Obama want to gut defense as part of his debt deal (a proposal that simply won’t work)—on top of that, he wants to use the Pentagon budget as his personal ATM to … More

    What Obama Doesn't Know about Defense Spending

    In yesterday’s “Twitter Town Hall,” President Barack Obama demonstrated yet again his failure to understand the size of the defense budget—as well as his desire to slash it in order to fund domestic spending. Here’s how the President described it: [T]he nice thing about the defense budget is it’s so … More