Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 07:46
That would have devastating consequences for the military, because it is already on the ragged edge in terms of readiness and gradually losing its warfighting advantages over potential adversaries. In fact, when you combine the fiscal uncertainties of doing a CR each year with budget caps that Congress legislated in 2011, the consequences could be literally fatal.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 - 07:07
The global aerospace and defence industry should return to growth in 2017, after several years of decline, thanks to high spending in the Middle East and a revival in the defence budget under incoming US president Donald Trump, according to consultancy firm Deloitte
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 08:45
Only the development of transparent, legitimate institutions accountable to the people of Pakistan can serve as a long-term bulwark against instability and extremism in the countries.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 07:55
The land of magical realism, where realism breaks a Colombian’s heart and makes their eyes weep, has seen more than 220,00 dead and close to 6 million people displaced over the past few decades.
Wednesday, August 17, 2016 - 07:23
Important but overlooked news this week: the U.S. command in Afghanistan has asked India to step up military aid to Afghan forces. India provided four attack helicopters to the Afghan military in Dec. 2015; the U.S. and the Afghans want more, as well as spare parts for Russian-made military equipment, to be used in part against the Islamist network built up by Pakistan called the Haqqanis.
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 07:03
Members of NATO, the quintessential Cold War alliance, are meeting in Warsaw. They are dragging the U.S. back into its traditional role of guaranteeing the security of Europe, even though the continent is well able to defend itself. Worse, Georgia and Ukraine continue to lobby to join, which would make America less secure.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 06:22
For Egypt, the U.S. Government has effectively whitewashed gross abuses of human rights, even as it approved giving $6.5 billion in aid illegally, as suggested in a government report released on May 12
Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 06:23
Saudi Arabia is not simply lining up allies in its quest to counter Iran or to suppress the expanding Islamic State. The Kingdom is positioning itself to be the regional military supplier and power that will maintain stability for itself and its allies.
Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 06:09
Press reports have come in of a number of tourists, including several Mexicans, killed mistakenly by Egyptian forces. This occurred in the western desert, a region where insurgents have started operating. It seems likely that the Egyptian forces used U.S. weapons, namely, Apache APA +0.00% helicopters, provided to the country through U.S. military aid.
Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 06:34
American hawks vocally supported the Ukrainian rebels who overthrew President Viktor Yanukovych. When President Vladimir Putin annexed the Crimean Peninsula a month later, hawks were apoplectic.