Military experts at the Heritage Foundation on Wednesday argued the United States needs to adequately fund and arrange forces in a way that allow the nation to respond to an array of situations in the face of a changing global landscape.
The Pentagon has roughly $7.2 billion in excess equipment, gave out more than $1 billion in improper payments, and wasted billions on a system for the Air Force to account for its inventory, according to the Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Since the Russian invasion of Crimea, President Barack Obama has repeatedly asserted that “this is not another Cold War.” Yet in a front-page story in the Sunday New York Times, Peter Baker reports that the president and his advisers have chosen “to forge a new long-term approach to Russia that applies an updated version of the Cold War strategy of containment.” Their ambition, Baker says, is nothing less than to isolate Russia, “making it a pariah state.”
An ostensibly market-oriented nonprofit group defending a controversial federal program to finance the purchase of U.S. exports is financially supported by top defense contractors that benefit from the program.
Former CIA Director and Defense Secretary James Schlesinger died at age 85 Thursday from complications from pneumonia, according to the Department of Defense.