By Jed Babbin | 03/12/14 06:26 PM
The F-35 should be known as the fighter that ate the defense budget. It's the most expensive defense program ever. So far the cost is about $400 billion to buy them and an additional $1 trillion to fly and maintain over its service life. And its costs are still climbing And that’s not the...
By Jed Babbin | 03/06/14 12:18 PM
Almost lost in the avalanche of news about Russia's aggression in the Ukraine is that from President Obama's meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. But that meeting may prove to have been more important.
By Jed Babbin | 02/28/14 11:15 AM
Release of the 2014 Pentagon budget should have been an epiphany for America's allies and enemies. It continued the process of reducing America's military to pre-World War II size, but -- as we can infer from the remarks of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel -- there's some sort of strategic...
By Jed Babbin | 01/18/14 01:27 PM
By now, a lot of journalists have mined all the “money quotes” from former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’s memoir, Duty. Even before the book came out, we learned that Gates is contemptuous of Congress, believes that Vice President Joe Biden has been wrong on pretty much everything...
By Jed Babbin | 12/10/13 05:32 PM
By now, we should be more used to — and less tolerant of — Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s machinations. Over the last decade, he has pitched many a tantrum at U.S. officials trying to get his cooperation. His latest eruption is no tantrum. He’s refused to follow the advice of his...
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