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Category: National Defense and Military

Rebuttal of Stratfor's false claims on China's ballistic missile subs

Rebuttal of Stratfor’s false claims on China’s ballistic missile subs

The open-sources-based Stratfor think-tank has recently published an article on China’s ballistic missile submarines (SSBNs) that downplays the threat these submarines, and China in general, pose to the US. Because of this, and because it contains numerous factual errors, I’ve decided to pen this rebuttal. The article begins by repeating the US-China Economic and Security […]

The Few, The Proud, The Unisex

The Few, The Proud, The Unisex

When Ronald Reagan was president he described members of the U.S. Marine Corps in a memorable phrase that is featured on the Marines’ Heritage Museum website: “Some people wonder all their lives if they’ve made a difference. The Marines don’t have that problem.” The generation of paper–pushers and PR–minded behind–kissers that inhabit the Pentagon and […]

Rebuttal of Collina’s, Preble’s, and Fay’s leftist attacks on the US nuke deterrent

It seems that, in recent weeks, treasonous attacks of the pacifist Left on the US nuclear deterrent have intensified. It is not, and will never be, possible for us defense conservatives to respond to all such attacks, so I’ll respond to only two: one by ACA’s Tom Collina, and the other by CATO’s Chris Preble […]

Rebuttal of Tom Collina's and Kingston Reif's call to cut nukes

Rebuttal of Tom Collina’s and Kingston Reif’s call to cut nukes

The US nuclear deterrent – cut by over 75% since the Cold War’s end – is now barely adequate, yet the leftist anti-nuclear-deterrence movement wants to cut it deeply even further and eventually scrap it altogether. They want that to happen unilaterally, without Russia or anyone else’s participation. Why? Because these people, such as the […]

Myth: “the Defense Lobby buys politicians”

For some years, some people have erroneously believed and claimed that defense budgets are determined by, and weapons programs initiated at the behest of, defense contractors, who supposedly buy Washington politicians’ votes. Anti-defense organizations like POGO have been spreading that propaganda for decades. Recently, pseudoconservative sites like LibertyNews and the DailyCaller have been spreading that […]

New enemy air defense systems mean ONLY stealthy aircraft are viable

New enemy air defense systems mean ONLY stealthy aircraft are viable

Russia has recently decided to sell the state-of-the-art S-300PMU2 air defense systems (commonly known as SAMs, though the term SAM applies only to the missiles themselves) to the Syrian government to prevent any foreign intervention against the Assad regime, and to sell the equally capable S-300VM system to Iran. Earlier, it agreed to sell even […]

Time to withdraw the US defense commitment to Europe

Time to withdraw the US defense commitment to Europe

As European countries continue to deeply cut their defense budgets, capabilities, and military force structure to fund their increasingly expensive and bloated welfare states, more and more of the defense burden is being borne exclusively by the US. Even formerly formidable secondary military partners like France and Britain are now gutting their militaries, and Britain […]

Mr. President, Enough With the Lies, the Fear, and the Spin

Mr. President, Enough With the Lies, the Fear, and the Spin

First, let me start off by saying, this is not a Democrat vs. Republican piece. This is a “administration gone stupid” piece. These budget games have been played for years. These fights over who knows best have been played for years. But Mafia-style thuggery, like this, should be left in Chicago, New York, Miami, or […]

Government Has Met the Enemy & It Is Us

Government Has Met the Enemy & It Is Us

Americans are learning to their great surprise that Smokey the Bear has big, sharp teeth. Formerly warm and cuddly branches of government — the Park Service, Forest Service and other granola–based management teams — have suddenly turned on innocent taxpayers who only wanted to scratch behind their ears. You’re no doubt familiar with the WWII […]

All the Way to Baghdad and All I Got Was this Satellite

All the Way to Baghdad and All I Got Was this Satellite

President Barack Obama loves to complain about all the things he was saddled with as he rose to become the most powerful man in the world: the economy, the Constitution, Joe Biden… but he’s rarely taken to the stage to talk about the war in Iraq. You could hardly blame him: he was steadfastly against […]

Why America still needs the Marines

Why America still needs the Marines

Picture credit: USMC Facebook page. Questions about the utility of the Marine Corps have emerged routinely throughout this Nation’s history, especially after the end of each of its major wars, and have been asked by competing Services and outside critics alike. Whether the Nation needs a Marine Corps, and whether its core competency is outdated, […]

How gun free zones and liberal policies contribute to mass shootings

How gun free zones and liberal policies contribute to mass shootings

Aaron Alexis was allowed to walk into a Navy Shipyard last week and systematically execute 12 people because his prior arrests for gun possession were never prosecuted and his cries for mental help were never addressed. Instead of prosecuting Aaron Alexis on two separate crimes involving a firearm our politically correct judicial system instead issued […]

Rebuttal of liberals’ attack on AirSea Battle

In 2009, the Secretary of Defense directed the Navy and the Air Force to develop an AirSea Battle concept to deal with increasingly aggressive Chinese behavior and military posture in the Western Pacific, as well as Beijing’s expansive territorial claims that China has threatened to go to war over. The two services completed the work […]

We Need to Be Honest; Dispensing With the Spin

We Need to Be Honest; Dispensing With the Spin

As we consider the anniversary of September 11th – now, both 2001 and 2012, it is important to consider some simple truths. These truths eluded our government and the nation in the early days after September 11th, 2001, because partisan politicians in Washington, DC, erected walls that kept our law enforcement and intelligence communities from […]

Rebuttal of Benjamin Cooper’s attack on the nuclear deterrent

The (until recently very respected) Proceedings magazine, run by the US Naval Institute (a private association) has recently published an utterly ridiculous, leftist garbage article by Benjamin Cooper, a contractor working for missile defense companies, which argues for deep further cuts in America’s nuclear deterrent and for completely phasing out the ballistic missile submarine (SSBN) […]