Gen. Raymond Odierno, Army chief of
staff, sounded a budgetary alarm last
Thursday before the Senate Armed Services
“The cost of [an Army] soldier has doubled
since 2001; it’s going to almost double
again by 2025. We can’t go on like
this, so we have to come up with [new]
WASHINGTON - "Our ability to influence the outcome in Egypt is limited."
That was Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaking truth about power to reporters this week.
He went on: "It's up to the Egyptian people.
When will journalists take responsibility for what they do without circling the wagons and shouting that the First Amendment is under attack?
I'm talking about the case of Fox News correspondent James Rosen.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has injected itself into U.S. foreign policy making regarding Syria.
It's not the first time lawmakers have moved to pressure a president to take a momentous step that could involve U.S. lives and treasure.
General belt-tightening, followed by more belt-tightening with sequestration, is forcing the nation's multibillion-dollar nuclear weapons complex to realize that the free-spending days of the Cold War are over.
WASHINGTON - What politicians would think that a way to stop the oncoming sequester in defense spending – across-the-board reductions of $500 billion over the next 10 years – could be a last-minute cutting of funds for Obamacare, the Dodd-Frank law and approval of a controversial medical tort re...