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    Obama Should Give the Military the Resources It Needs

    After battling Osama bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, al-Qaida, the Taliban, forest fires, hurricanes and floods, America’s Army is now fighting itself. This battle of brothers, however, is over how to downsize in the face of cuts imposed by the Obama administration. Skirmishes have spilled into the halls of Congress and … More

    Medal of Honor Recipient Rejoins Military

    U.S. Army captain and Medal of Honor recipient Will Swenson returned to active duty recently. Captain Swenson will be joining I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Fort Lewis, Washington, as a plans officer after his request to return to the service was approved. Swenson received the Medal of Honor … More

    Arrest of Senior Chinese Officer More Proof That the Party Is in Control of the Military

    This past week, retired Chinese general Xu Caihou was detained in the course of an investigation into corruption within the senior ranks of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA). What is striking is that Xu was previously one of the vice chairmen of the Central Military Commission (CMC), the body that … More

    The Gamble Washington Is Taking on National Security

    President Obama is shrinking America’s armed forces, and his admirers say: “Why not?” The U.S. always draws down its military forces at the end of wars. Just look at what happened after World War II, Vietnam and the end of the Cold War. Mr. Obama, they say, is merely adjusting … More

    Military Families Want Educational Options That Meet Their Children’s Needs

    Military families stationed at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, have proposed their own K–8 charter school on base to meet the unique needs of their children. The proposed charter school would serve up to 875 students, which is likely to fill quickly as the base expands to accommodate … More

    Why It's Insane To Shrink Our Military As Much As Hagel Wants To

    Finally, a defense secretary who would roll up his sleeves and start getting bloated Pentagon spending under control. His name was Robert McNamara, and he and his “whiz kids” had plenty to fix. Each armed service had a different butcher’s smock because they couldn’t agree on the requirements for an … More

    Obama's Military Muddle

    Randy Forbes is a lonely man. President Obama’s stewardship of American armed forces has been a dismal failure, yet few on Capitol Hill have waved red flags over it. Forbes, however, has been waving them furiously. The Republican congressman from Virginia recently penned a pointed letter to Defense Secretary Chuck … More

    Commanders Key to Solving Military Sexual Assault

    A key Obama Administration committee of experts recommends that military commanders should retain the authority to refer sex assault cases to court-martial. The Response Systems Panel subcommittee’s findings complement and add further support for our same conclusion in our Special Report entitled “Sexual Assault in the Military: Understanding the Problem … More

    Army Could Fall to Smallest Since Before World War II

    The Army could shrink to its lowest active-duty end strength size since before World War II, according to recent statements by military officials. Over the past two weeks Army leadership has hinted at a new strategic direction of fewer troops and lighter, more mobile weapons. However, this “strategy” is merely … More

    Aircraft Carrier Fleet Could Shrink Even as Demand Increases

    America’s aircraft carrier fleet has been in high demand lately. Ongoing operations in Afghanistan as well as emerging security challenges in Syria and the Asia–Pacific region have led to increasing requests for and deployments of aircraft carriers. Yet this has occurred during a period of decline for the fleet. Increasing … More