Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) said on Monday that he will support a Republican-authored budget that leaves spending caps on defense in place but will work to lift them later this year.
U.S. military capabilities declined during the Obama administration and deep defense spending cuts are increasing the risk that American forces will lose a future war, the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress on Tuesday.
House Republicans said on Tuesday that they are attempting to keep deficit spending low while boosting a shrinking defense budget as they unveiled their budget proposal for 2016.
Sen. David Vitter (R., La.) said on Thursday that while he believes the Obama administration could be preparing to sign a dangerous nuclear deal with Iran, a legislative proposal that would demand congressional oversight of that agreement is misguided.
The United States military does not currently have the ability to fight two major wars simultaneously, according to a new report, a significant reduction from the capacity enjoyed by defense officials for decades.
The U.S. Army has found a steal of a deal–or at least what said is a deal–on a group of World War I paintings. They have already been approved to spend $600,000 on the paintings, which will be a part of its large collection of art.
In more than a decade on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, American forces have never been routed. American combat units have suffered extensive casualties, but they have never disintegrated into a helpless mass of individual soldiers, capable of nothing more than a desperate flight for safety.
The risk of war in Asia will increase over the next 10 years as U.S. military forces struggle to maintain their edge amid declining budgets and increasing threats, according to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
The Army says it would have trouble handling a single war due to recent budget reductions, USA Today reports.