More Defense Spending Articles

  • U.S. spent another $3m on an unused building in this country

    A storage facility in Afghanistan's Helmand province with a price tag of $2.89 million "has never been used," according to an internal government watchdog.

  • Patriot missile interceptor system is a key to international security for the U.S.

    For the past month, the world’s attention has been divided. We watched the World Cup with passion and excitement, even as we were buffeted by global crises in Iraq, Nigeria, the Korean Peninsula and Eastern Europe. In the opening round of the World Cup, a well-played, deep ball resulted in...

  • The Export-Import Bank's corporate welfare: War by other means

    "Corporate welfare in the defense of liberty is no vice." That's the punchy opening my AEI colleague Tom Donnelly uses to defend the Export-Import Bank, the imperiled federal agency that subsidizes U.S. exports by extending taxpayer-backed financing to foreign buyers. Donnelly is completely...

  • 5 facts about the new U.S. mission in Iraq

    President Obama's Thursday announcement to send 300 military advisers to Iraq to try to help the country's security forces beat back a rapidly advancing al Qaeda-inspired insurgency, has prompted more questions than it answered. Here are five answers to some of the basics: Who will serve as...

  • America cannot afford to cancel the Tomahawk

    Once again, American military leaders face a tradeoff. Can the United States meet the serious new security challenges the nation faces while staying within strict budget limits? To do so, policymakers will have to make some very tough choices that leverage our existing capabilities while also...

  • Libertarians vs. conservatives on foreign policy and military spending issues

    Both libertarians and conservatives want to keep America safe. We differ on how best to do that. Most libertarians believe our attempts to create or support democracy around the world have made us new enemies, and done harm as well as good. We want less military spending. Some conservatives...



From the Weekly Standard

  • No Sword, No Justice

    On Tuesday, President Obama visited the Dutch embassy in Washington to pay his respects to the victims of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, shot down over Ukraine by forces armed and backed by Vladimir...

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    Moments of clarity often come when you least expect them. In a speech to contributors last week in Seattle, Barack Obama made the case that his presidency has made America better. In most...

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    In 1983, Barack Obama was a senior at Columbia University. He was not well known. He lived off-campus, had a few close friends, and spent a lot of time reading. He went to some meetings of the...

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