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    Once Again, Obama Won't Give Straight Answers on Benghazi

    AFP PHOTOSTR/AFP/GettyImages/Newscom Pulling teeth would be easy compared to getting straight answers on the Benghazi scandal out of President Obama. Yesterday, Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly  made another valiant attempt in his pre-Super Bowl interview with the President. And yet again Obama balked at answering obvious and legitimate questions, playing fast … More

    Benghazi: A Tale of Two Senate Hearings

    Today’s hearing in the Senate Armed Services Committee about the September 11 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, was bizarrely divided. One line of questions drew a devastating picture of an Administration shamefully unprepared to defend its beleaguered personnel in Libya. The bemused facial expressions of Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta … More

    Benghazi: Panetta, Dempsey Face Questions

    Today at 10 a.m., Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be grilled by Senators on the Benghazi terrorist attack. The Senate Armed Services Committee has to do a better job and dig deeper than the Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) … More

    The Chinese Minister of Defense Visited America, and All I Got Was…?

    The Chinese minister of defense, General Liang Guanglie, is currently visiting the United States, and as usual, he is getting the red carpet rolled out for him. He is meeting Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and visiting a number of U.S. military installations, including Southern Command and Fort Benning. General … More

    The U.S. Does Not Need “International Permission” to Defend its Interests

    Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta’s comments earlier this week were a very revealing insight into the Obama administration’s mindset on the legal regime governing America’s decisions to use force. During the hearing, Secretary Panetta repeatedly stated that the U.S. needed “permission” from international bodies and organizations as a legal basis … More

    Slashing Defense Budget Puts Nation at Increased Risk

    Heritage’s James Carafano recently wrote that President Obama’s proposed defense cuts are tantamount to a gift to America’s enemies. These cuts reduce America’s military capabilities in a dangerous world and bring greater risk to the nation. The President’s new defense budget raises the risk level for the U.S. and its … More

    Obama Administration Cannot Continue to “Hollow Out the Force”

    In discussing the Department of Defense’s upcoming budget request, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta stated “our approach was to use this as an opportunity to maintain the strongest military in the world, to not hollow out the force.” In reality, America’s enemies will quickly determine that the United States will not … More

    Pakistan Overplays Its Hand in Making Demands of U.S.

    Pakistan is reportedly calling for a reduction in U.S. drone missile strikes against terrorists sheltering in its tribal border areas, greater transparency from the CIA regarding its counterterrorism activities inside Pakistan, and a reduction in U.S. military trainers in the country. Following a meeting in Washington between the director of … More

    Live Blogging Pelosi's Press Conference

    Seriously? The press did not ask anymore questions on the scandal of a House Speaker accusing the men and women of the CIA of lying to Congress, which has been widely refuted. So the President won’t talk about, the Speaker won’t talk about it, and we are supposed to accept … More

    Live Blogging Pelosi's Press Conference

    The Speaker is asked about what she knew and when about CIA interrogations, and also asked about CIA Director Leon Panetta’s comments. She stands behind her earlier statement, and refuses to be distracted any further. Smart move to stand behind a statement widely refuted by members of her own party … More