Has the American military fallen behind? |The Conversation

One of the prominent themes in this year’s presidential primaries is the state of the American military. In his April 27 foreign policy speech, Republican front-runner Donald Trump summed up…

If You Hate Trump’s Foreign Policy, Wait Until You See Ted Cruz’s |Huffington Post

William Hartung Donald Trump gave what was billed as a “major foreign policy speech” last week, with the aim of demonstrating that he has the knowledge, judgment, and temperament to…

The House of Representatives Just Fashioned A Heavily Overspending, Pork-Filled Defense Bill | Forbes

Charles Tiefer This past week, the House’s armed services committee wrote, and reported out, the $610 billion FY2017 spending bill (“defense authorization”). Unleashing itself from past constraints, it diverted for…

Congress is Endangering Military Readiness | The National Interest

Members would rather protect their districts than provide readiness funding. William Hartung House Armed Services Committee chairman Mac Thornberry recently complained about readiness weaknesses across the U.S. military. But he…

Don’t Blame a Weaker Military on Money | The National Interest Blog

Bad management is the real problem. Daniel L. Davis In recent weeks, there’s been a steady drumbeat in the media of calls to increase defense spending. In newspapers, TV and…