Budget Cuts

Mulvaney Pulls Out of Event with Anti-Defense Groups

South Carolina congressman has been a staunch supporter of Pentagon cuts

Mick MulvaneyA Republican congressman scheduled to host a briefing on Thursday with a far-left Democratic lawmaker and national security groups supporting defense cuts has pulled out of the event, according to a spokeswoman.

Rubio: Don’t Rule Out Ground Presence to Fight ISIL

Senator blasts defense cuts as danger to America

Marco RubioSen. Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) lambasted President Barack Obama during a national security speech in Washington, D.C., for drastic military cuts the president has made. Rubio also criticized the president's Iraq and Syria policy, saying the United States should not rule out ground forces in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS).

The Hollow Men

Senate Democratic budget’s defense cuts would hollow out military, hawks warn

National security hawks say the budget cuts outlined in Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray’s (D., Wash.) budget blueprint ignore spending recommendations from President Barack Obama’s top military brass and could “hollow out” defense.

Hollow Fleet

Navy announces reduction in fleet size requirements

The U.S. Navy last month announced a reduction in fleet requirement that experts warn could further stress a fleet already stretched thin.