Defense Spending

Sacrificing the Military to Entitlements

by Bruce S. Thornton // FrontPage Magazine  Vladimir Putin, playing geopolitical chess while our president plays tiddlywinks, has effectively taken over Crimea. Armed men, looking suspiciously like Russian military personnel, have seized both airports and established border checkpoints decorated with Kalashnikovs and Russian flags. This comes after other armed men seized two government buildings and raised …

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Defense Spending Is a ‘Shovel Ready’ Investment

by Victor Davis Hanson Tribune Media Services President Obama has just ordered massive cutbacks in defense spending, eventually to total some $500 billion. There is plenty of fat in a Pentagon budget that grew after 9/11, but such slashing goes way too far. Share This

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Cutting the Military Is a Bad Idea

by Victor Davis Hanson After World War II, Harry Truman and Louis Johnson wanted to cut the Marine Corps; by winter 1950 what was left of it almost single-handedly saved the reputation of the collapsing US military in Korea. Share This

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Diplomacy Carterizes

by Victor Davis Hanson NRO’s The Corner Reset/Outreach R.I.P It is not surprising how little foreign policy comes up in the debates, given the sorry state of the economy. Share This

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Rumsfeld’s Rebuttal

by Victor Davis Hanson City Journal A review of Known and Unknown: A Memoir by Donald Rumsfeld (Sentinel, 832 pp.) Share This

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