The top officer of the U.S. Army reprimanded Congress on Wednesday for its repeated failure to pass a budget that fully funds the military, rejecting remarks from a Democratic lawmaker that stop-gap spending bills represent a new reality in Washington that the Armed Services should adapt to.
The conservative Heritage Foundation is proposing an $86 billion increase in defense spending, recommending that lawmakers partially offset the cost through a sharp cut to the Air Force’s planned purchase of more than 1,700 F-35A fighter jets.
President Donald Trump will outline plans for stepped up operations against Islamic terrorism in his speech to Congress tonight, and is expected to disclose newly obtained intelligence gathered during a recent commando raid in Yemen.
Former Senator Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) says the United States needs to deter aggression from Russia and China by projecting strength and determination and making good on promises to its allies.
A Defense Department study that revealed $125 billion in administrative waste at the Pentagon was suppressed by senior officials who worried Congress would slash the defense budget, the Washington Post reported Monday night.
House lawmakers voted overwhelmingly to approve an annual defense policy bill that would halt the drawdown on end strength of the U.S. military services, implement reforms at the Department of Defense, and give America’s troops a pay raise.
Leading House Republicans blasted the Obama administration for playing politics with defense legislation after a leaked strategy memo exposed the Pentagon’s effort to “play hardball” with Speaker Paul Ryan’s defense spending proposal.
The Obama administration is seeking to cut the U.S. Army’s total force size by 25,000 soldiers by 2018, bringing America’s force strength down to 450,000 from its current size of 475,000, according to a new congressional report that shines a spotlight on a growing debate over how large the force should be.
The Pentagon’s efforts to defeat chemical and biological threats at home and abroad are being hindered by budget cuts, according to an agency report made public last week.