NATO Turns 70

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 …

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

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 on

President 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.