More Defense Spending Articles

  • How the U.S. ended up giving weapons to the Taliban

    Hundreds of thousands of sophisticated U.S. military weapons given to the Afghan military are missing and may be in the hands of the Taliban, according to a government watchdog.

  • Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

    ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday. The Navy designed littoral combat ships to have smaller crews and lower costs than other vessels, but a Government...

  • 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...

  • 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...



From the Weekly Standard

  • A Fetish For Zizek

    It’s surely the most hilarious academic story so far this year: Slavoj Zizek, the most Marxist-chic of all Marxist-chic philosophers, has been caught plagiarizing an article from American...

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  • Lamar Alexander in the Crosshairs

    Nashville One name is ubiquitous at a July 22 rally for Republican Senate candidate Joe Carr, and it isn’t Joe Carr’s. Lamar Alexander, the Tennessee senator Carr hopes to defeat in the August 7...

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  • Another Minnesota Miracle?

    In 1978, Republicans in Minnesota, astonishingly, won all three statewide races: both Senate seats and the governorship. It became known by DFLers (Democrats here run as...

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