Trump for the Defense

by William Hartung As with so much of what Donald Trump has said in recent months, his positions on Pentagon spending are, to be polite, a bundle of contradictions.  Early signs suggest, however, that those contradictions are likely to resolve… Continue Reading  

America, the Election, and the Dismal Tide

by Nick Turse “So is he going to win?” The question washed over me as I slumped in my hard plastic chair.  I had passed the day walking through a town where most homes lay in ruins and human remains were strewn across a… Continue Reading  

Rep. Randy Forbes: ‘We’re Moving Dangerously Close To Not Being Able To Guarantee’ The Security Of The U.S.

via Think Progress Congressional debate over the defense budget has set Republicans in the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) against the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. While Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta endorsed the… Continue Reading