Understanding US Foreign Aid to Israel

The ties that bind the US-Israel relationship have been the subject of intense scrutiny over the years. The economic and military aid provided to Israel by the United States has been analyzed by experts, chronicled by historians and been the basis for op-eds by pundits, peers and politicians. Through it all, the main messages remain […]

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Is the Navy’s Submarine Missile Program Going Down the Tubes?

The defense industrial base is at risk of losing another industrial partner, potentially leaving the submarine missile-tube sector with only a single producer. BWX Technologies is threatening to reallocate its industrial capacity to other programs. Based in Lynchburg, Virginia, the company is facing difficulties meeting the exacting specifications necessary and lacks the certainty of future […]

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In Military Affairs, Quantity Really Does Matter

In a recent article, the staff at Stratfor Worldview noted how the unwillingness and/or inability of allies to work with the U.S. to address regional security concerns ultimately limits the ability of America to meet new challenges. In early 2018, then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis made the case that a period of  “long-term strategic competition” […]

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Sen. Rand Paul: If Trump Ends War in Afghanistan, Nobel Committee Should Give Him Obama’s Peace Prize

Since President Barack Obama escalated the U.S. war in Afghanistan, the Nobel Committee should take back his peace prize and give it to President Donald Trump, if Trump ends the war, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says. On Friday, Sen. Paul posted the following tweet: Obama got a Nobel Peace Prize and subsequently sent 100,000 US […]

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Report: 7 ‘foreign fighters’ killed in Israeli strikes in Syria

Israeli strikes targeting Syria on Sunday left 10 people dead, including three Syrian soldiers and seven foreign fighters, a Syrian opposition organization based in Britain said. They were killed in missile strikes close the capital Damascus where Syrian troops, Iranian forces and Hezbollah fighters are stationed, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said. It did […]

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House Democrats Are Shortchanging the Military

House appropriators have now released their budget top lines for every government agency, and their number for the Department of Defense shows they acknowledge the defense budget needs an increase. But that increase still isn’t enough, as it falls short of the president’s budget request and of what the military needs to continue its rebuild. […]

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