Defense

Warren Delivered for Massachusetts Defense Interests in Senate

2020 candidate now calling for crackdown on Pentagon lobbying

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) released a plan last month to crack down on corporate lobbying influence at the Pentagon, but she has worked aggressively on behalf of major defense interests in Massachusetts during her time in the Senate.

NATO Turns 70

The alliance remains critically important but lacks a clear mission

Seventy years ago on Thursday, the United States, Canada, and 10 western European countries created what became, and still remains, the most successful military alliance in history. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization deterred the Soviet Union from overtaking western Europe and, remarkably, won the Cold War without actually fighting the communist empire. Then, after the Berlin Wall fell, the alliance endured, using military force in the Balkans and the broader Middle East to stop Islamist terrorists and brutal, destabilizing authoritarians. All the while, NATO expanded from its original 12 member states to 29.

Trump Calls for End to ‘Dangerous’ Budget Caps on Defense Spending

Trump demanded long-term budget deal to ensure U.S. maintains its military edge

President Donald J. Trump delivers the State of the Union address as U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan look onPresident Donald Trump on Tuesday urged lawmakers to repeal congressionally-mandated budget caps on defense spending, calling the law "dangerous" to the U.S. military. In his first State of the Union address to Congress, Trump demanded a long-term budget deal to ensure the United States maintains its military edge over adversaries, which he said must include the maintenance and modernization of the country's nuclear arsenal.