By Charles Hoskinson | 09/29/14 02:27 PM
A study estimates that between $780 million and $930 million has been spent since June on the campaign.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/26/14 12:07 PM
The Pentagon calls it "risk," but it's really Washington's most hotly debated unfunded mandate: the growing gap between the military's budget and what it is being asked to do.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/26/14 03:17 PM
Pentagon officials had previously estimated the cost at $7.5 million a day, but that was before the campaign was extended to Syria on Monday.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/25/14 05:34 PM
It's GAO's latest criticism of the troubled program, which has been plagued by performance problems since it began 10 years ago.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/24/14 11:53 PM
An ambitious effort to equip the Air Force, Marine Corps and Navy with a single combat aircraft, originally billed as a way to be more efficient, will cost $8.8 billion a year to more to operate than the aging planes it will replace, the Government Accountability Office says.
By Joseph Lawler | 09/16/14 01:01 PM
Given the realities of the global environment, it is a far safer bet to assume that the U.S. will be required to spend something closer to the post-war average on national security than the historically low amounts built into Obama administration budget plans.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/19/14 01:43 PM
The U.S. military is more top-heavy than it ever has been, after decades of adding generals and admirals while the enlisted ranks shrank and budget cuts forced many lower-ranking officers out of the service.
By Hugh Hewitt | 09/19/14 03:36 PM
In an otherwise solid address at the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, disappointed on two key fronts.
By Mark Tapscott | 09/20/14 01:14 PM
Department of Defense officials operate an estimated 500,000 properties around the world that are worth in excess of $828 billion.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/18/14 02:18 PM
The Pentagon has asked Congress to shift $1 billion from the Army's budget to pay for President Obama's dispatch of 3,000 troops to west Africa to help limit the spread of the Ebola virus.
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/17/14 08:42 PM
"We're laying the groundwork to hit the ground running" after the elections, said Sen. James Inhofe, ranking Republican on the Armed Services Committee.
By Paul Bedard | 09/17/14 04:11 PM
Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, a leading 2016 GOP presidential contender, on Wednesday ripped President Obama's military spending and troop cuts, charging that he has "failed the first test of leadership as commander-in-chief."
By Charles Hoskinson | 09/16/14 02:26 PM
Air Force Gen. Philip Breedlove said he has asked for a review of budget cuts that have led to the decline of forces based on the continent in response to recent Russian aggression against Ukraine and threats to other nations.
By Sarah Westwood | 09/15/14 09:07 PM
Missile Defense Agency officials overpaid for a contract by millions of dollars because they ignored the findings of the Pentagon office charged with overseeing such negotiations.
By Brian Hughes | 09/11/14 06:29 PM
In going after the Islamic State, the president has abandoned talk of limiting such investments in favor of asking lawmakers for what critics call a blank check to fight counterterrorism battles.
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