Showing posts with label military. Show all posts
Showing posts with label military. Show all posts

John Stossel: Political Promises

How to buffalo low-info voters. Democrats trash businesses. But if businesses promised things the way politicians do, the owners would be jailed for fraud. It's not legal to promise more than you can deliver. I don't suggest that prosecutors should go after politicians who lie. Voters can do that. Political speech should be free. But politicians' promises   ... MORE

More Defense Dollars Don't Guarantee A Better Military

by Daniel L. Davis.    Everyone agrees that federal spending is out of control, yet there’s little appetite to go after bloated Pentagon budgets. Americans from the left, right, and center all too often give the military a pass because they grudgingly believe current levels of defense spending are necessary for national security. But is there such a thing as  ... MORE

The Age Of Authoritarianism -- Government Of The Politicians, By The Military, For The Corporations

by John W. Whitehead.   America is at a crossroads. History may show that from this point forward, we will have left behind any semblance of constitutional government and entered into a militaristic state where all citizens are suspects and security trumps freedom. Certainly, this is a time when government officials operate off their own inscrutable,   ... MORE

U.S. Backed Troops Fighting With Each Other In Syria

by Mike Giglio.   Obama administration nitwittery on display. American proxies are now at war with each other in Syria. Officials with Syrian rebel battalions that receive covert backing from one arm of the U.S. government told BuzzFeed News that they recently began fighting rival rebels supported by another arm of the U.S. government. The   ... MORE

Gender-Integration Of Combat Jobs Fuels Legislation, Lawsuits To Impose Draft Registration On Women

by Morgan Chalfant.    The Obama administration’s decision to open up all combat roles to women has led to a heated debate over whether women should have to register for the draft and has sparked both legislation and legal action that could change the Selective Service’s rules. It remains to be seen what the impact of Defense Secretary    ... MORE

Generals Want Women To Register For The Draft

by Ilya Somin.     Instead, Let's Abolish It. Top Army and Marine Corps generals recently stated that they believe that women should be required to register for the draft, now that they are no longer barred from most combat positions in the armed forces:  The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years  ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Blacks And The Confederacy

The War of 1861 was not about freeing slaves.      Last July, Anthony Hervey, an outspoken black advocate for the Confederate flag, was killed in a car crash. Arlene Barnum, a surviving passenger in the vehicle, told authorities and the media that they had been forced off the road by a carload of "angry young black men" after Hervey,     ... MORE

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Movie Review: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi

by Kurt Loder.    Haters of Hillary Clinton may be disappointed to find that there’s no mention of the former secretary of state in Michael Bay’s new movie about the 2012 Benghazi attack that left U.S. Libyan ambassador Chris Stevens dead and ignited a Congressional uproar that continues to this very moment. But Clinton’s State Department  ... MORE

Stats Show Hillary’s Policies Cause Terrorism, Not Trump's

by Lee Stranahan.     While Hillary Clinton claimed that ISIS is using Donald Trump to recruit members, reality shows that worldwide terrorism skyrocketed due to the policies of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her boss, President Barack Obama. A November 2014 piece in the New York Times—well before Donald Trump entered the race for   ... MORE

Walter E Williams: Our Timid Military Leaders

Sending the weaker sex to battle.    This month, President Barack Obama's defense secretary, Ashton Carter, decreed that there will be 220,000 combat military jobs offered to women — including in Army special operations forces and the Navy SEALs. He said, "They'll be allowed to drive tanks, fire mortars and lead infantry soldiers into combat ... MORE

French Make U.S. Look Like WWII France

by Barry Farber.   Our schools laid great stress on sportsmanship and fair play. It’s possible I took those lessons to a ridiculous extreme. When I was still in short pants and speaking soprano I was a bit of a World War II prodigy. There was actually a time you could have given me a huge map of the world and any date from the beginning of the war to the     ... MORE

Paul Joseph Watson: Obama's Compassion Toward ISIS

Obama Gave ISIS 45 minute warning before bombing.   The Obama White House is giving ISIS a 45 minute warning before bombing their oil tankers by dropping leaflets advising potential jihadists to flee before air strikes in Syria. “Get out of your trucks now, and run away from them. Warning: air strikes are coming. Oil trucks will be    ... MORE

Calls For Boots On The Ground, Curbing Immigration And More Surveillance Powers Coming In Wake Of Paris Attacks

by Peter Suderman.   The politics of panic. CNN’s Jim Acosta captured the prevailing mood in the corridors of political power today when he asked President Obama about America’s willingness to step up attacks on ISIS following the terrorist attacks in Paris last Friday.  “I think a lot of Americans have this frustration that they see that the United    ... MORE

Marcus E. Howard: The Pentagon Has Squandered Millions Paying Pro Sports Teams To Honor Soldiers At Games

It's like paying a whore to say, "I love you."   The Pentagon and National Guard paid professional sports teams to publicly honor soldiers at sporting events, according to a Senate oversight report released Wednesday that labeled the practice “inappropriate and frivolous.” Since the end of 2011, the military has spent $6.8 million on sports     ... MORE

Sheldon Richman: Representative Government Is A Fiction

If we really live under a representative government, how can a president take the country to war in Syria without even a show vote in Congress?   "The success of government...," the late historian Edmund Morgan wrote, "requires the acceptance of fictions, requires the willing suspension of disbelief, requires us to believe that the emperor   ... MORE

How Climate Change Activism Harms Third World Countries

by Shikha Dalmia.   To avert a tragedy, they'll cause one. You wouldn't know it from the happy spin emanating from the Oval Office, but a Third World revolt in Bonn, Germany, this week almost derailed the Paris climate change negotiations in November. Although peace has been restored for now, it only happened by papering over this       ... MORE