Category Archives: Editorial

A Better, Not Fatter, Defense Budget | The New York Times

The Pentagon can do with far fewer than the 1,700 F-35s it plans on buying. New York Times Editorial Board To hear some military commanders and members of Congress talk,…

I Am Republican, Hear Me Roar | The New York Times

New York Times Editorial Board To hear most of the Republican candidates tell it, all an American president has to do is talk tough, make demands, send more troops overseas,…

Military Cutbacks Make Sense | The New York Times

New York Times Editorial Board The Army’s plan to cut 40,000 troops, as well as 17,000 civilian employees, over the next two years is unsettling many American communities. Congressmen and…

Slimming Down the Pentagon | Bloomberg View

By The Editors This year’s Pentagon budget debate in Congress has been heated — on issues such as prosecuting sexual assault and shutting the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. But…

A sharper blade | The Economist

To keep its fighting edge, America needs to spend more on technology ALL good things come to an end, and that may one day include America’s military pre-eminence. Although the…