Marine Corps Assistant Commandant Warns Corps Isn’t Ready

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The Assistant Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps warned Congress on Tuesday that he believes that the Marine Corps is in a dire readiness situation after 15 years of war and budget cuts, resulting in a lack of training and equipment, Stars and Stripes reports.

There’s Plenty to Like in Jeb’s Defense Plan

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Speaking right now at the Citadel, Jeb Bush is outlining a defense policy that emphasizes American hard power, and calls for a stop to the current bleeding in defense spending. His proposals—like those issued by some other candidates for the Republican nomination—give some hope that we might one day see the end of epic national security mismanagement at the hands of Barack Obama, who appears to have conducted a comprehensive review of the works of Sun-Tzu, Caesar, Jomini, Clausewitz, Mahan, Corbett, and Boyd, distilled them all down to their common essence, and then done the opposite.