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  • China Tests DF-41 Missile Using U.S. Technology

    12/19/2014 3:45:43 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 19, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: China has just tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile that can deliver up to 10 independently targeted nuclear warheads, using technology given to them on President Clinton's watch to launch communications satellites. The Dec. 13 test of the DF-41 was the third for the new weapon. But it marked the first test of a multiple independently targetable re-entry vehicle, or MIRV, technology and raises by an order of magnitude the nuclear threat to the U.S. as China continues its massive arms buildup. And disturbingly, the threat is in large part of our own making. "The DF-4, which could be...
  • Congress Mandates Report On Russian Treaty Violations

    12/11/2014 10:16:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 3 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 11, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: It won't generate the buzz that torture allegations do, but a provision in the defense spending bill requires the White House to explain why Russia developed a cruise missile in breach of a 1987 treaty. President Ronald Reagan coined the phrase "trust but verify" regarding dealing with the Russians for good reason. American security was to be guaranteed through the strength of our will and the genius of our technology, not through pieces of parchment, handshakes, clinking glasses at conferences, or reset buttons. Enter President Obama and the age of flexibility, back-stabbing our allies on things like missile...
  • China Conducts Third Test Of Game-Changing Missile

    12/09/2014 9:38:20 AM PST · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 9, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense Threat: China conducts its third test in a year of a hypersonic glide vehicle designed to evade our missile and other defense systems, including the Aegis defense system guarding our carrier battle groups. As we downsize our military, scale back weapons procurement and development, China proceeds at top speed towards weapons designed to counter our once-huge technical advantage and qualitative superiority. Case in point is the third flight test of a hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), dubbed the WU-14 by the Pentagon, following earlier tests on Jan. 9 and Aug. 7 of this year. The U.S. Navy is particularly concerned,...
  • China Tests Space Weapons As U.S. Pursues Space Disarmament

    11/18/2014 2:26:59 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 18, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Members of Congress warn that the State Department is working on arms accords to demilitarize space and ban anti-satellite weapons, leaving Russia and China with a huge lead in military space capabilities. On Jan. 17, 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton issued a statement announcing the Obama administration's intention to work with the European Union on an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities. It was supposed to be sort of a "rules of the road" for space-faring nations to deal with issues such as the accumulating space junk jeopardizing satellites and manned space activities such as the...
  • Chinese Espionage, Weapons Shift Asian Power Balance

    11/10/2014 10:09:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 10, 2014 | Investor's Business Daily
    Military Superiority: China's new Shenyang J-31 stealth fighter could be the equal of our F-22s and F-35s, U.S. pilots say, and is just one of the weapons that may thwart America's "pivot" to the Pacific. The J-31, a fifth-generation stealth fighter, will make its official debut at the Zhuhai International Air Show Nov. 11-16 in southern China's Guangdong province. As one U.S. pilot with F-35 experience told USNI News of the J-31 and other new Chinese fighters: "I think they'll eventually be on par with our fifth-gen jets — as they should be, because industrial espionage is alive and well."...
  • Obama Goes To War With Weapons He Scrapped (Raptors, Tomahawks)

    09/24/2014 6:20:01 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 31 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | September 24, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Defense: The president launches attacks on the Islamic State with two weapons systems that were targeted for elimination by the administration years before their usefulness ended or any replacements were ready. With the decision to launch air and missile strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria, in addition to ongoing strikes in Iraq in what is said to be the start of a long and sustained campaign to "degrade and destroy" the terrorist group, President Obama has stumbled upon a revelation: The military whose budgets he's slashed and weapons systems he opposed is suddenly quite useful. As the Washington...
  • China High-Speed Missile To Dominate U.S. Defenses

    01/30/2014 11:12:13 AM PST · by raptor22 · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 30, 2014 | IBD EDITPRIALS
    National Security: While the administration guts the U.S. military, Pentagon experts warn that as soon as five years from now our missile defenses might pose little problem for China's new hypersonic strike vehicle. Behaving as the world power they are becoming, the Chinese are building state-of-the-art hypersonic missiles that Pentagon officials warn could overpower U.S. defenses in five years. As we recently mentioned, China's defense ministry has confirmed the Jan. 9 test of a hypersonic glide vehicle, known as the WU-14. It was designed to evade our missile and other defense systems, such as the Aegis sea-based missile defense guarding...
  • China Conducts Second Test Of Game-Changing Missile

    08/21/2014 9:04:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 21, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    National Security: Beijing is moving fast on a maneuverable, hypersonic glide vehicle designed to evade America's defenses, including the Aegis ballistic missile system guarding our carrier battle groups. On Aug. 7, China conducted a second test of its hypersonic glide vehicle (HGV), known as the WU-14, yet another example of its relentless pursuit of high-tech weaponry as the United States abandons what the administration dismisses as Cold War weaponry. The first test, conducted in January, saw China's HGV reach speeds in the vicinity of Mach 10, about 10 times the speed of sound. In the latest test, according to Internet...
  • New Chinese First-Strike Missile Directly Threatens U.S.

    08/04/2014 5:44:29 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 4, 2014 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Nuclear Threat: Beijing's strategic military buildup continues with the unveiling of a road-mobile missile capable of delivering up to 10 atomic warheads anywhere in America. Time to show some flexibility, Mr. President? While President Obama was playing the back nine, and as it was confirmed that the Russians had developed a cruise missile, the R500, which violates 1987's Intermediate Nuclear Forces treaty, the Chinese were busy as well. They now have a mobile intercontinental nuclear missile with no other purpose than to make war against the U.S. The announcement of the DF-41's existence was not exactly approved by the Chinese...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament - U.S. To Cut ICBM Squadron

    11/22/2013 6:22:04 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Data ^ | November 22, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Breaking yet another promise, this one to Congress, the administration jeopardizes our national security with plans to eliminate an entire squadron of intercontinental ballistic missiles and destroy its silos. Yet another example of what President Obama meant in 2012 when he promised Russian President Dmitry Medvedev at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, South Korea, that after his re-election he would have more "flexibility" on defense issues, comes on the news that an ICBM squadron would be scrapped to comply with the New START Treaty — even as both the Russians and Chinese deploy new ballistic missiles. A document...
  • Russia Nuke Attack Drill As China Selects U.S. Targets

    11/02/2013 6:27:05 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 39 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 2, 2013 | IND EDITORIALS
    Global Power: Moscow launches four ICBMs in a large-scale nuclear drill as Chinese state media, brandishing detailed maps, show how Beijing's nuclear submarines can attack U.S. cities. We press "reset," they press "launch." In March 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov with a red "reset button" to symbolize improved ties. The era of confrontation when American presidents demanded the tearing down of walls was over. From now on, we would make nice. Fast-forward to 2012, when President Obama met with Dmitry Medvedev, Russia's then-president and now prime minister, at the Nuclear Security Summit in...
  • Obama's Curious Purge Of The Military Continues

    10/15/2013 5:21:39 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 84 replies
    Investors.com ^ | October 15, 2013 | IBD Editorial
    Defense: The firing of two nuclear commanders in a week adds to a body count that suggests we have either the most corrupt and incompetent general staff in history or our military is being reshaped for other purposes. The Obama administration, which has fired no one over scandals such as its Fast and Furious Mexican gun-running operation, its criminal negligence in the terrorist attack on our Benghazi diplomatic mission, or the use of the IRS to target and intimidate political foes, seems to have a curious obsession lately about ethics and competence in the U.S. military. Last week the Air...
  • China Tests A New ICBM As Obama Guts U.S. Missile Defenses

    08/15/2013 11:10:17 AM PDT · by raptor22
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | August 15, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Beijing tests a mobile missile capable of hitting the continental U.S. and prepares to deploy ballistic missile submarines that can do the same, while our commander-in-chief slashes our missile defenses. In a speech before the Space and Missile Defense Symposium in Huntsville, Rep. Mike Rogers, R.-Ala., chairman of the House armed services subcommittee on strategic forces, warned that the Obama administration has cut $6 billion from U.S. missile defense programs at a time of growing missile threats from potential adversaries. According to Rogers, Obama cut $1.16 billion from missile defense — a 10% reduction — in his first budget...
  • Obama: Defense Veto Unless Vets Pay More For Health Care

    07/24/2013 4:13:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 50 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 24, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Politics: A veto of the defense authorization bill is threatened unless the president gets his way. He wants health care insurance premiums and co-pays increased for troops and scheduled military pay raises to be reduced. Being used as photo-ops for presidential speeches and willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for your country apparently does not exempt our troops from the rising health care premiums that President Obama said, along with sea levels, would not rise under his administration. The next time a soldier hears "give me 50," it might be dollars and not push-ups. The White House has threatened to...
  • Soccer For Jihadists, Higher Premiums For Troops

    02/29/2012 4:58:57 PM PST · by raptor22 · 8 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | February 29, 2012 | IBD staff
    Priorities: Veterans of the war on terror will be rewarded with higher insurance premiums that favored unions are exempt from. Obama-Care must be served, after all, and that soccer field for Gitmo detainees must be paid for. For the soldiers who served in Iraq and Afghanistan and lost their legs from mines and improvised explosive devices, it is bitterly ironic news that detainees at Guantanamo, who helped maim them, will now be kicking around soccer balls at a new $750,000 field that is half the size of an American football field. This comes as the military is bearing the brunt...
  • Render Unto Caesar: Troops Fight On Obama's Behalf?

    05/10/2012 5:38:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 10, 2012
    Leadership: Lost in his gay marriage flip-flop was the president's claim that our armed forces fight for him, not their country. It was like following his spiking of the football over the Osama bin Laden kill with an end-zone dance. Few caught the revealing Freudian slip during President Obama's interview with Robin Roberts of ABC News in which he said he no longer considered what he described to evangelist Rick Warren in the election year of 2008 as the "sacred union" of marriage to be just between one man and one woman. But there it was, from the lips of...
  • Russia Builds Missile Defense It Would Deny U.S.

    07/05/2013 6:32:24 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | July 5, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Weaponry: As Moscow complains about U.S. missile defense plans in Europe, it is completing an anti-missile radar site in southern Russia to protect its homeland against missile strikes. Our flexibility meets their hypocrisy. On the heels of a test last month of a missile that U.S. intelligence officials believe violates the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, Russia is completing a large radar station near Armavir situated near the Black Sea and designed to detect missiles launched from Europe and Iran. During a flight test of the Yars-M road-mobile missile on June 6, the missile traveled from a launch center...
  • Putin's Cheatin' Heart: Russia Snubs '87 Missile Pact

    06/25/2013 3:57:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 6 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 25, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Weaponry: As the commander in chief calls for a one-third reduction in our nuclear arsenal, Russia builds new midrange missile banned under a 1987 arms treaty. How's that "reset" button working out, Mr. President? Trust but verify, said the president who won the Cold War. Ronald Reagan's "peace through strength" philosophy has been replaced with the "peace through parchment" strategy of Barack Obama. It emphasizes flexibility, not resolve, and relies on pacts such as the New Start Treaty and the pressing of imaginary reset buttons. Russia's playing host to Edward Snowden, arguably a traitor with secrets to share with Moscow...
  • Chinese President Visit Masks Growing Threat To U.S.

    06/10/2013 7:32:27 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 11 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | June 10, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Hegemony: Chinese President Xi Jinping begins an Americas tour as tensions rise in Asia, Chinese hackers steal our secrets and the administration invites Beijing's growing navy to participate in exercises off Hawaii. Xi Jinping arrived Friday for a two-day summit with President Obama as part of a swing that included stops in Costa Rica, Mexico, and Trinidad and Tobago — a sign of China's rising influence in our backyard and its growth beyond being a regional Asian power. Beijing has quietly responded to our "pivot" to the Pacific by strengthening military, economic and diplomatic ties in our hemisphere while its...
  • China Deploys Carrier Killer Missile Near Taiwan

    04/23/2013 6:14:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 26 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 23, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Asian Security: As Korea festers, our friends in Beijing have deployed near Taiwan a powerful missile designed to take out U.S. aircraft carriers as Beijing strengthens its ability to prevent U.S. forces from aiding Taiwan. When North Korea announced the 1953 Armistice was considered null and void and threatened renewed missile tests, the U.S. rushed naval assets to the region, including two destroyers equipped with the Aegis anti-missile defense system. We presumably would do so if things heated up between Beijing and its claimed "lost province," Taiwan. That option became increasingly problematical when news of China's deployment of an anti-ship...
  • Obama's Dangerous Flip-Flops On Missile Defense

    03/19/2013 6:10:32 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 19, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Missile Defense: The administration beefs up our Alaskan-based interceptors it once downgraded in response to North Korea's threat, while ending the final phase of the Europe-based defense against Iran it once supported. We welcome the Obama administration's decision to place an additional 14 ground-based interceptors (GBI) at Fort Greely, Alaska, and Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., by 2017, as well as a second TPY-2 phased-array X-band long-range missile defense radar system in Japan following North Korea's deployment of a new road-mobile missile. We are reminded that if President Obama hadn't scuttled President Bush's plans, these added interceptors would already be...
  • Obama Says Defense He Fought Can Stop North Korea

    03/11/2013 11:09:36 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 11, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Missile Defense: As Pyongyang threatens a nuclear strike, the administration says our missile defenses can handle anything they can throw against us or our allies. If so it's not because of anything the president did. 'I can tell you that the United States is fully capable of defending against any North Korean ballistic missile attack," White House spokesman Jay Carney said on Thursday after North Korea's raging runt, Kim Jong-un, said Pyongyang was scrapping the 1953 armistice deal that ended the Korean War. He threatened a "preemptive" nuclear strike against the U.S. Carney added that "our recent success in returning...
  • The Fewer, The Proud, The Marines—Budget Cuts Toll

    01/30/2013 8:15:58 PM PST · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Investor's Busines Daily ^ | January 30, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Defense: Plans to reduce our most effective fighting force by 20,000 will leave it unable to meet all its global commitments or respond to spontaneous threats from the shores of Tripoli to anywhere else. There is no greater symbol of America's apologetic retreat from world leadership under President Obama than the planned reductions in the size of the Marine Corps, cuts that were in the works even before sequestration mandated under the Budget Control Act threatened to cut even deeper. The Marines are on course to cut around 4,000 positions a year through 2017, decreasing the total number of Marines...
  • (IBD) Russian Attack Sub Off Our Coast As Obama's Sequestration Cuts Loom

    11/08/2012 11:57:10 AM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Defense: The fruit of unilateral disarmament, appeasement and promised "flexibility" patrols our East Coast near one of our largest ballistic missile submarine bases. Defense cuts and Russian subs — a double whammy. 'On June 1 or a bit later, we will resume constant patrolling of the world's oceans by strategic nuclear submarines," Russian Navy Commander Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky said in February. Keeping that promise, a Russian Sierra-2 class nuclear attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of our East Coast on the eve of a U.S. presidential election in which defense spending and priorities were a key issue. This is the...
  • Russian Attack Sub Off Our Coast As Sequestration Looms

    11/07/2012 10:40:09 AM PST · by raptor22 · 42 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | November 7, 2012
    Defense: The fruit of unilateral disarmament, appeasement and promised "flexibility" patrols our East Coast near one of our largest ballistic missile submarine bases. Defense cuts and Russian subs — a double whammy. 'On June 1 or a bit later, we will resume constant patrolling of the world's oceans by strategic nuclear submarines," Russian Navy Commander Admiral Vladimir Vysotsky said in February. Keeping that promise, a Russian Sierra-2 class nuclear attack submarine cruised within 200 miles of our East Coast on the eve of a U.S. presidential election in which defense spending and priorities were a key issue. This is the...
  • Mitt Romney Was Right: U.S. Needs A Bigger Navy - On The Ocean Size Matters

    10/29/2012 9:16:45 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 18 replies
    Common Defense: The president says it's OK to have fewer ships because today's vessels have much better capabilities. But each ship can be in only one place at a time. When Mitt Romney noted the shrinking Navy under Barack Obama's budget cuts and the sequestration his Office of Management and Budget director drew up, the president sarcastically replied: "We have these things called aircraft carriers where planes land on them. We have these ships that go underwater, nuclear submarines. And so the question is not a game of 'Battleship' where we're counting ships; it's what are our capabilities." As we've...
  • Obama Pushed Sequestration And Defense Cuts - and Marines still use bayonets

    10/24/2012 11:25:32 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 4 replies
    Defense Spending: Despite debate assertions, our commander in chief has in fact presided over a shrinking Navy and an Air Force with planes older than their pilots. And what's worse, he planned it that way. When Mitt Romney accurately said that under President Obama the U.S. Navy had fewer ships than in 1917, our commander-in-chief petulantly and contemptuously responded, "Well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets, because the nature of our military has changed." As a Marine tweeted Fox News after the debate, they still use bayonets and, yes, we'll have fewer of them under the combined impact...
  • Obama Sent Form Letters For Navy SEALs, Personal Note For A Rapper

    10/09/2012 11:38:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 10 replies
    Leadership: The lack of respect our commander in chief has for our fallen heroes was shown by the sending of a form letter signed by auto-pen to the families of 17 Navy SEALs killed in a crash in Afghanistan. 'I don't take these folks too seriously," President Obama recently told the Virginian-Pilot, referring to a group of former SEALs who formed the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc., to run ads attacking the leaking of details of the Osama bin Laden raid and other national secrets to further his reelection chances. Apparently the president doesn't take the sacrifice of Navy...
  • Lawless Obama Tells Contractors Its OK To Break Law To Get Him Reelected

    10/03/2012 5:35:03 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 13 replies
    Corruption: Our lawless president tells defense contractors they can break the law requiring politically inconvenient layoff notices caused by sequestration defense cuts, and the taxpayers will pay their legal bills. When President Obama took the oath of office, he swore to uphold the Constitution and see that the laws of the United States were faithfully executed. He lied, and that lie was exposed in the administration's weekly document dump last Friday. It included a memo from the Department of Labor telling defense contractors not to obey the law and that, if they don't, U.S. taxpayers will foot their legal bills...
  • Obama To Defense Contractors: Skip The Pink Slips

    10/02/2012 4:06:00 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 23 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | October 2, 2012
    Corruption: Our lawless president tells defense contractors they can break the law requiring politically inconvenient layoff notices caused by sequestration defense cuts, and the taxpayers will pay their legal bills. When President Obama took the oath of office, he swore to uphold the Constitution and see that the laws of the United States were faithfully executed. He lied, and that lie was exposed in the administration's weekly document dump last Friday. It included a memo from the Department of Labor telling defense contractors not to obey the law and that, if they don't, U.S. taxpayers will foot their legal bills...
  • Labor Dept. Waives 60-Day Notice To Help Obama Win

    08/02/2012 4:27:16 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | August 2, 2012
    Politics: An administration that doesn't want layoff notices required by law going out days before the November election is telling defense contractors they don't have to send them for the cuts required by sequestration. As the heads of major defense contractors Lockheed Martin, EADS North America, Pratt & Whitney and Williams-Pyro testified recently before the House Armed Services Committee, they are bound by law to give employees 60 days' notice if their jobs are going to be terminated as a result of sequestration cuts scheduled for Jan. 2. Federal law under the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notice) Act required...
  • Obama To Soldiers Overseas: No Voting For You!

    09/08/2012 8:27:21 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 8, 2012
    Military: The administration thanks the troops for their service by failing to comply with a law requiring that it help soldiers deployed overseas cast ballots in their home states. The administration has taken various states to court to block voter ID laws on the grounds it will disenfranchise voters. But it has no qualms about the disenfranchisement of military voters overseas through its failure to comply with and enforce the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, passed by Congress in 2009 and signed into law by President Barack Obama. The law acknowledges the difficulties caused by time and distance...
  • Form Letters For Navy SEALs, Personal Note For A Rapper

    08/30/2012 4:21:45 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 14 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | August 30, 2012
    Leadership: The lack of respect our commander in chief has for our fallen heroes was shown by the sending of a form letter signed by auto-pen to the families of 17 Navy SEALs killed in a crash in Afghanistan. 'I don't take these folks too seriously," President Obama recently told the Virginian-Pilot, referring to a group of former SEALs who formed the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund Inc., to run ads attacking the leaking of details of the Osama bin Laden raid and other national secrets to further his reelection chances. Apparently the president doesn't take the sacrifice of Navy...
  • Ryan Is Right: Put Up Or Shut Up, Obama, On Defense

    08/27/2012 6:06:47 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    IBD editorials ^ | August 27, 2012
    Budget: The GOP's vice-presidential candidate tells the president to either work to stop the mandated cuts to defense under budget sequestration, or tell us what the cuts will be and just what he'll be commander-in-chief of. From Day 1 of his administration, it was clear that President Obama had little use for the military except as a backdrop for the occasional photo-op. He saw it as an egregious example of the American exceptionalism and leadership for which he would incessantly apologize. He would let it wither, slashing our nuclear arsenal, gutting its budget, eviscerating missile defense and canceling major weapons...
  • Obama Attempts To Suppress Ohio Military Vote

    08/08/2012 6:26:36 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | Aigust 7, 2012
    Politics: The administration likes to use soldiers for photo-ops but now, in a critical battleground state, they want to restrict the extra time for service members who protect our right to vote to cast theirs. mvsaclThe administration showed its true appreciation for military service when, on July 17, the Obama for America Campaign, the Democratic National Committee and the Ohio Democratic Party filed suit in that swing state to strike down part of the state's law governing voting by members of the military that gives them extra time to cast their ballots. Ohio is one of 32 states that allows...
  • Obama Hollows Out Military: Tanks For The Memories

    05/04/2012 5:44:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 4, 2012
    The Obama Record: The president's defense strategy creates a hollow force and worsens our readiness crisis. Big cuts mean weakening the military's ability to fulfill its constitutional duty to provide for the common defense. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, called the president's victory lap in Afghanistan on the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of the Navy SEALs "an attempt to shore up his national security credentials, because he has spent the past three years gutting our military." Indeed he has. "He cut the F-22, future combat...
  • Disarming America: Obama Betrays Reagan's Dream

    03/19/2012 2:30:05 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 19, 2012 | IBD editorials
    The Obama Record: The president's shredding of the Constitution began at the Preamble's provision for the common defense. He gave away our missile defense to appease Moscow and betray our allies. Derided as Star Wars, the Strategic Defense Initiative announced by President Reagan on March 23, 1983, was to be the fulfillment of his dream of being able to deter or even defeat a nuclear missile attack, rather than avenge one, with a multilayered system of defenses aimed at enemy missiles in all stages of flight. SDI and its concept of defending America and its allies were attacked as destabilizing...
  • Obama To Give Missile Secrets To Russia With Love?

    03/08/2012 2:02:32 PM PST · by raptor22 · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 8, 2012 | IBD staff
    Security: A deputy defense secretary tells Congress that the administration is indeed considering giving Moscow sensitive Aegis ballistic missile defense data. We've gone from "trust but verify" to "appease and surrender." Brad Roberts testified before a House Armed Services subcommittee Tuesday that the Obama administration was actively considering giving Moscow classified missile defense data to allay Russian concerns about the capabilities and intent of our proposed ballistic missile defense system based in Europe to guard against missiles launched from Iran. Roberts testified that the administration believes "cooperation could be well-served by some limited sharing of classified information of a certain...
  • China Rushes To Fill America's Military Vacuum

    03/07/2012 2:11:00 PM PST · by raptor22 · 20 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | March 7, 2012 | IBD staff
    Defense: Beijing announces another double-digit jump in military spending as the U.S. disarms and sacrifices its defense budget on the altar of entitlement spending. We have many duties; the Chinese have but one target. China announced this week that its military budget this year would rise 11.2% on top of a 12.7% increase last year. This does not bode well as the U.S. defense budget and force levels decline as a result of cuts mandated by our failure to come to grips with runaway spending. As China ramps up military spending, President Obama's budget contains $487 billion in cuts that,...
  • Obama To Betray Missile Defense Secrets To Moscow

    01/09/2012 6:09:03 PM PST · by raptor22 · 41 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2012 | IBD staff
    Appeasement: From ObamaCare to recess appointments, honoring the Constitution has not been an administration hallmark. But when it comes to betraying secrets to mollify the Russians, it becomes a document the president hides behind. It was bad enough that the 2012 defense authorization bill signed by President Obama set America on a downward spiral of military mediocrity. He also issued a signing statement, something he once opposed, saying that language in the bill aimed at protecting top-secret technical data on the U.S. Standard Missile-3 — linchpin of our missile defense — might impinge on his constitutional foreign-policy authority. Section 1227...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament Dooms Arsenal Of Democracy

    01/09/2012 1:53:20 PM PST · by raptor22 · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | January 9, 2012 | IBD staff
    National Security: Portrayed as just a shuffling of priorities, the president's defense cuts reduce our two-war strategy to maybe one war and cross your fingers. Champagne corks are popping from Beijing to Tehran. Imagine a scenario in the not-too-distant future when an Iranian Shahab missile mated with an unexpectedly ready nuclear warhead is test-fired and detonates somewhere over the Indian Ocean. The next day Iran closes the Strait of Hormuz as China announces a blockade of Taiwan. The administration's defense cuts, or shifts in priorities as President Obama would have us believe, leaves us woefully unprepared for the unexpected in...
  • 'Leaner' Military Begins With Gutting Defense Budget

    01/05/2012 5:57:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 5, 2012 | Editor
    Defense: The administration announces a leaner version of our military involving the cutting of tens of thousands of ground troops as a leading defense contractor closes a major plant due to budget cuts. In an unusual appearance at the Pentagon on Thursday, President Obama laid out his plans for a "leaner" military based on the need "to renew our economic strength here at home, which is the foundation of our strength in the world." In other words, failed domestic policies require us to cut our military in a dangerous world. Obama insisted that even after the currently budgeted $460 billion...