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  • A Cyber-Pearl Harbor On Horizon?

    07/15/2011 5:28:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 15, 2011 | Staff
    Security: The Pentagon has disclosed perhaps the largest theft of sensitive data by an unnamed foreign government. The threat to our electronic infrastructure is real, growing and as dangerous as a North Korean missile. In outlining America's cyberwarfare strategy last Thursday at the National Defense University, Deputy Secretary of Defense William Lynn disclosed that 24,000 sensitive files containing Pentagon data at a defense company were accessed in a cyberattack in March, likely by a foreign government. He didn't disclose the identity of that government, but in a bit of an understatement he acknowledged, "We have a pretty good idea." So...
  • Obama Plans - Gut U.S. National Security?

    07/11/2011 8:27:12 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 5 replies
    Right Side News ^ | 7/10/2011 | Jim Kouri
    With the media frenzy over the "big showdown" Sunday night between President Obama -- with Democrat lawmakers -- and Republican lawmakers to hash out a proposed budget agreement, few reporters are covering the deep, deep budget cuts for agencies that protect the United States, its citizens and its interests. In an effort to tell voters during the 2012 election cycle that he significantly reduced government spending, President Barack Obama is said to be considering national security budget cuts totaling upwards of $700 billion in a deal to raise the debt limit. That’s about twice the amount President Obama originally quoted...
  • Superman's Dead: Happy Memorial Day

    05/30/2011 9:00:30 AM PDT · by Silverfiddle · 4 replies
    Western Hero ^ | 30 May 2011 | Silverfiddle
    America has become the despised superhero Among nations, we really are a superhero.  We assimilate immigrants like no other nation, we come to the aid of everybody, destroy dictators and kill bad guys...  Our frightful military prowess is unrivaled. No Good Deed Goes Unpunished We've earned nothing but hatred for our efforts.  We are Batman, fighting nihilistic Jokers but pissing everybody off in the process.  They level charges of torture, illegal prisons and habitually bombing Muslim wedding parties and killing innocent civilians. We are excoriated for invading Iraq and Afghanistan...  by the same crowd that urges us to kill Khadaffi...
  • Black Hawk Down — China Up?

    05/11/2011 4:02:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May , 11, 2011 | Staff
    Secrets: Good news of bin Laden's death may be followed by bad news of Pakistan giving China a peek at our downed helicopter. Will we be threatened by our own technology? They are something out of the latest Batman flick, the modified Black Hawk helicopters that were used in the raid on Osama bin Laden's Pakistani compound. With a curious hublike housing around the unusually configured rear-rotor, among other things, it was clearly designed to be as quiet and stealthy as possible. When one of the copters clipped a wall in bin Laden's compound, it had to be destroyed, leaving...
  • Treatment of Christian chaplains versus Major Hasan

    04/13/2011 3:24:33 PM PDT · by cradle of freedom · 7 replies
    Why is it that Christian chaplains are not allowed to pray in the name of Jesus Christ but jihadi Major Hasan was allowed to stay in the military even after he issued violent gruesome threats against nonmuslims?
  • Ron Paul expelled from advisory board of Young Americans for Freedom

    02/14/2011 12:23:44 PM PST · by FredJake · 6 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 2/14/2011 | Joe Newby
    Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) was booted off the Advisory Board of the conservative group Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) over what the group calls his "delusional and disturbing alliance with the fringe Anti-War movement." According to a post at the organization's web site: “It is a sad day in American history when a one-time conservative-libertarian stalwart has fallen more out of touch with America’s needs for national security than the current feeble and appeasing administration,” said YAF’s Senior National Director Jordan Marks. Paul has served on the Advisory Board for the conservative organization for more than two decades, and was...
  • Nation At Greater Risk

    02/08/2011 10:53:41 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 8, 2011 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The national decline in education standards is starting to affect national security. “Almost a quarter of young people who tried to join the military between 2004-2009 did not pass the entrance exam, according to a study released last month,” according to a story which appeared in The Education Reporter in January. “The dismal pass rate is causing concern among military leaders about national security.” “The 23% military exam failure rate is even more disturbing because the exam is only given to people who meet other requirements; the Pentagon reports that 75% of 17- to 24-year olds don’t even qualify to...
  • Federal government spends millions on hoop houses

    01/17/2011 5:00:30 AM PST · by markomalley · 37 replies · 1+ views
    AP/Beaumont Enterprise ^ | 1/17/11 | Steve Karnowski
    The federal government has spent millions of dollars to help farmers nationwide buy greenhouse-like structures called high tunnels that can add valuable weeks and even months to their growing seasons by protecting produce from chilly temperatures. About $13 million has gone to more than 2,400 farmers in 43 states to help pay for the low-tech tunnels that look like a cross between Quonset huts and conventional greenhouses. The structures, also known as hoop houses, have been particularly beneficial in the north, where they allow farmers to plant as much as four weeks early and keep growing later in the fall....
  • US defence cuts are not about saving money – they are about changing America’s strategic role

    01/13/2011 9:10:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Daily Telegraph ^ | January 13, 2011 | James Corum
    President Barack Obama has made it very clear that he is not in the least interested in getting American government spending under control. A month ago he urged Congress to pass a $1.2 trillion spending bill larded with tens of billions of dollars for projects for Democratic Party core constituencies. Luckily, Senate Republicans found enough backbone to stop Obama’s latest binge spending programme as Mr Obama criticized the Republicans for their rare exercise of spending discipline. Now we have a new budget proposal by the President. He wants $78 billion in cuts in US military spending, with large cuts to...
  • The Unveiling Of China's Raptor

    01/06/2011 5:03:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | January 5, 2011 | Staff
    Defense: While America has stopped production of its stealth fighter, China prepares to challenge U.S. air supremacy in the Western Pacific with its own. China is on another Long March, one it hopes will lead to military supremacy over the U.S. at least in the Western Pacific. It is deploying a carrier-killing mobile missile, the Dong Feng 21D, and is expected to launch its first aircraft carrier this year, the refurbished ex-Soviet carrier Varyag. China is also conducting preflight tests on a fifth-generation stealth fighter expected to challenge the best the U.S. has to offer. Photographs reportedly showing China's J-20...
  • China's New Missile: A Game Changer?

    12/28/2010 7:43:01 PM PST · by raptor22 · 56 replies · 9+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | December 28, 2010 | IBD staff
    China's Challenge: As tensions elevate on the Korean peninsula, Pyongyang's patron deploys a weapon designed to sink the very ships we are sending to protect an ally. This does not bode well. The prospects that the Korean War, which ended in only an interminable armistice, may resume has become an increasingly real possibility in recent months. That its patron, China, without which North Korea would collapse of its own rot, now has deployed a missile designed to target and sink U.S. carrier battle groups adds a new and disturbing element to any confrontation in the region. Admiral Robert Willard, commander...
  • Rush agrees: It was a missile off the California coast

    11/23/2010 10:29:06 AM PST · by JoeA · 167 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 11/23/2010 | Joe Alfieri
    In today's broadcast, conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh said that the contrail spotted off the California coast by a KCBS news helicopter was a missile. "I've talked to experts" he said. "It was a missile." The comment puts him in line with many who doubt the administration’s characterization of the contrail seen off the California coast as that of an airplane.
  • Experts: Mystery contrail was from Chinese missile - WND Video

    11/21/2010 11:45:59 AM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 61 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | 11/20/10 | WND
    Although the U.S. Defense Department and North American Aerospace Defense Command have speculated publicly that the unidentified contrail of a projectile soaring into the skies off the California coast – and recorded by a KCBS television crew – came from a jet and posed no security threat to the U.S., several experts are raising provocative and disturbing questions about the government's official response, reports Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. Two governmental military experts with extensive experience working with missiles and computer security systems have examined the television video and conclude the mysterious contrail originating some 30 miles off the coast near...
  • Denying Our Soldiers The Vote

    09/23/2010 4:47:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | September 23, 2010 | INvestors Business Daily staff
    Election '10: The Department of Justice is failing to enforce a law that protects the voting rights of soldiers overseas. They're allowed to fight and die for their country, but they can't vote for its leaders? Last Saturday was the deadline under the Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment Act (MOVE) for states to have sent unmarked absentee ballots to soldiers overseas so they can exercise the same right to vote as those they risk their lives to protect, including Afghans and Iraqis. The MOVE Act, passed with overwhelming bipartisan support last year, says states must provide overseas ballots 45 days...
  • China's Naval Game-Changer

    08/06/2010 4:12:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 6, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Military Superiority: By the end of the year, China could deploy an anti-ship missile capable of hitting U.S. aircraft carriers at long range. The naval dominance that American foreign policy depended on may be at an end. When the naval planners of Imperial Japan were laying out the attack on Pearl Harbor, the major question on their mind was — where are the American carriers? In the end, their failure to find them doomed Imperial Japan to defeat. Since World War II, every president alerted to a crisis has asked the same question — where are the carriers? These floating...
  • U.S. national security headed for 'train wreck'

    08/05/2010 3:15:50 AM PDT · by Man50D · 8 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | August 04, 2010
    An independent panel has warned that U.S. national security is headed for a "train wreck" if decisive action isn't taken to increase the size of the Navy, improve training of U.S. military personnel and replace aging equipment used by the military services, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin. In a review of the Department of Defense's Quadrennial Defense Review process, the panel headed by former Defense Secretary William Perry under the Clinton administration and former National Security adviser Stephen Hadley under the Bush administration warned that the United States will be unable to meet its international commitments...
  • The President's False START

    07/29/2010 6:21:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 29, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    National Security: Think Moscow will violate the New START arms limitation treaty? A just-issued report says it never obeyed the first one. The motto of the Obama administration is blindly trust, don't verify and unilaterally disarm. You can forget about peace through strength, the Reagan doctrine that won the Cold War. Our policy is now peace through wishful thinking. If Neville Chamberlain and Jimmy Carter had a child, his name would be Barack Obama. The president is pushing ahead with what is called the New START Treaty to rid the world of nuclear weapons, but not those who would use...
  • China Fills America's Vacuum

    07/21/2010 5:29:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Strategy: As the U.S. retreats from the world stage, the nation's top military officer is warning us about China's military buildup and intentions. Already, China is telling us to keep off the grass. Joint Chiefs Chairman Mike Mullen, visiting U.S. troops at Camp Red Cloud in South Korea on Wednesday, talked about his growing concerns about China. "I've moved from being curious about what they're doing to being concerned about what they're doing," the admiral said. "I see a fairly significant investment in high-end equipment — satellites, ships ... anti-ship missiles, obviously high-end aircraft and all those kinds of things....
  • U.S. Military Goes Green, Testing Fuel Cell M1 Abrams Tanks

    07/14/2010 10:24:17 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 33 replies
    Daily Tech ^ | Wednesday, July 14, 2010 | Tiffany Kaiser
    Army looks for ways to use fuel cells with non-petroleum sources The United States Army has started the development and application of hydrogen fuel-cell technology to their vehicles. The first vehicle to receive this technology will be the workhorse M1 Abrams battle tank. This type of tank requires vast amounts of onboard computing power for sensors, computing equipment, battle command technology and other electronic equipment, so using fuel cell technology would be able to provide greater electrical power than the current setup, which is a diesel engine/alternator arrangement.  In addition, the use of a fuel cell would make the tank's motor run in...
  • Dropping The Shield

    06/30/2010 4:55:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 30, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    National Security: The administration is ready to sign a treaty stripping us of our ability to defend ourselves against enemy nuclear missiles, including Iran's and North Korea's. In space, no one can hear you surrender. On Monday, the ground-based Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system, part of the U.S. missile defense shield, successfully shot down a ballistic missile launched from a ship's deck off Kauai, Hawaii. The test simulated an Iranian SCUD launched from the deck of a ship off the U.S. coast, which, if armed with a nuke, could devastate the American heartland. The simulated Scud was launched from...
  • Gates To Navy: Anchors Away

    05/07/2010 5:30:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies · 2,553+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 7, 2010 | Investors Business Daily staff
    Military Advantage: Our defense secretary proposes doing what no other foreign adversary has done: sink the U.S. Navy. We don't need those billion-dollar destroyers, he says. Meanwhile, the Chinese navy rushes to fill the vacuum. Once Britannia ruled the waves, later to be replaced by America and its Navy. From the Battle of Midway to President Reagan's 600-ship fleet that helped win the Cold War, naval supremacy has been critical to the protection and survival of our nation. Which is why we find the recent remarks of Defense Secretary Robert Gates to the Navy League at the Sea-Air-Space expo so...
  • America's Nuclear Surrender

    05/04/2010 5:57:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies · 1,087+ views
    Investors.com ^ | May 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration proudly reveals a state secret to our enemies before a U.N. conference on nuclear nonproliferation. It wants to lead by example on disarmament, but Iran and North Korea aren't following. Not since the 1928 Kellogg-Briand Pact that sought to outlaw war as an instrument of national policy has there been such a stunning display of dangerous naivete. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton disclosed U.S. nuclear secrets to the U.N. conference while proudly proclaiming it showed America is sending "a clear, unmistakable signal" that this nation is committed to nuclear disarmament. Kellogg-Briand laid the groundwork for Munich in...
  • Three military installations become one (Air Force takes over San Antonio's Ft Sam Houston)

    04/27/2010 6:16:34 AM PDT · by Ready4Freddy · 22 replies · 644+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | 04/27/2010 12:00 CDT | Sig Christenson
    The Air Force took over Fort Sam Houston on Monday, and it didn't have to drop a bomb or fire a shot. But then, it wasn't that kind of a takeover, and in fact was celebrated as a new era of cooperation among rival services, right down to the joint Army-Air Force band that played before a crowd of 300 on MacArthur Parade Field. Five 75 mm howitzers rocked the air as the Army garrison at Fort Sam became the 502nd Mission Support Group/Garrison — an entity headed by an Army colonel who reports to an Air Force general. The...
  • The President Who Won’t Grow Up

    04/27/2010 5:44:20 AM PDT · by ICAB9USA · 22 replies · 796+ views
    wordpress.com ^ | 4/21/10 | Carol Peracchio
    The President Who Won’t Grow Up–Everything I need to know about Barack Obama I learned as a Cub Scout den leader. Everything I need to know about Barack Obama I learned as a Cub Scout den leader. Last week I watched an American president and a Russian leader sign a START treaty. I almost checked the calendar, wondering if I’d been transported back to 1980. In news stories of the summit I found a link to an article Barack Obama had written in 1983 while at Columbia University titled “Breaking the War Mentality.” Back then, Obama was firmly in the...
  • The Gates Memo-one of the most significant developments in the Obama presidency

    04/25/2010 10:43:22 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies · 1,428+ views
    Jewish Press ^ | Apr 21 2010
    It was one of the most significant developments in the Obama presidency. We refer to the leak last week of an explosive top secret memo sent in January by the Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to President Obama's national security adviser, Gen. James L. Jones, deploring the lack of planning concerning Iranian nuclear aspirations should the administration's much ballyhooed outreach approach fail. In itself, the memo's conclusion is nothing less than stunning - a senior official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, characterized the document as "a wake-up call." Yet the very fact that this highly classified analysis was leaked...
  • Free All The SEALs From Travesty

    04/22/2010 4:39:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies · 452+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 22, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    <p>Military Justice: The first of three Navy SEALs charged with abusing a captured jihadist has been cleared. Why has this administration taken the word of terrorists and let American heroes twist in the wind?</p> <p>The acquittal of Petty Officer 1st Class Julio Huertas, 29, of Blue Island, Ill., by a six-member U.S. military jury in Baghdad on Thursday is good news and the correct verdict.</p>
  • Nukes, Gas and Gutlessness

    04/21/2010 1:33:31 PM PDT · by geniusbyosmosis · 4 replies · 295+ views
    Captain Dave Funk ^ | April 21, 2010 | Captain Dave Funk
    We’ve been reading more and more lately, and I’ve even written about it, regarding the Iranian threat pending worldwide. Iran is close if not already able to create nuclear weapons and it’s only a matter of time before the Iranian Tyrant fulfills on his promised path of the nuclear destruction of Israel and you can bet that America will be next. This tyrant has blatantly ignored every “diplomatic” solution the United Nations and this administration has thrown at them. I was reading today from an American Thinker article whose author brought forth an interesting premise. We know two things: First,...
  • Tehran's Other Target: America 2015

    04/20/2010 5:04:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies · 869+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 20, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: An unclassified Defense Department report says an Iranian missile could strike the U.S. by 2015. If only we were working as hard to defend ourselves as they are to destroy us. In any discussion of the Iranian nuclear threat, the assumption is always that Tehran's target is Israel. Iran's quite mad president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has pledged to wipe Israel off the map as part of his grand scheme to usher in the age of the 12th Imam. Tehran may have a bigger fish that it wants to fry, namely us. "With sufficient foreign assistance, Iran could probably develop...
  • The Space Ruse: Obama's New Frontier

    04/16/2010 6:44:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies · 916+ views
    investors.com ^ | 4/16/10 | editor
    Competitiveness: The president spent Tax Day reassuring Florida voters that money will keep flowing to NASA. But in space as well as on Earth, we'll be an unexceptional nation. In space, no one can hear you scheme. President Obama's speech at the Kennedy Space Center will never be confused with President Kennedy's clarion call in 1961 to send an American to the moon within a decade. Rather it was an admission that we will now boldly go where no one wants to go.
  • Obama plays dog to Sarah Palin's Pavlov

    04/08/2010 8:20:57 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 21 replies · 789+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | April 8, 2010 at 9:35 PM CDST | Josh Painter
    Sarah Palin knows just what buttons to push to drive the Left up a wall, and that includes the radical-leftist-in-chief. Stimulus - Sarah Palin: "It's unbelievable, Unbelievable. No administration in America's history would, I think, ever have considered such a step that we just found out President Obama is supporting today. You know, that's kind of like getting out there on the playground -- a bunch of kids ready to fight, and one of the kids saying, 'Go ahead, punch me in the face, and I'm not going to retaliate. Go ahead and do what you want with me.' No,...
  • Prague Surrender

    04/08/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1,063+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 8, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Arms Deal: President Obama signs away U.S. nuclear security and gives the Russians a veto over whether we can defend ourselves. Our nuclear umbrella is in tatters as another piece of paper proclaims peace in our time. Completing a process of disarmament and appeasement that manifested itself in the dismantling and defunding of U.S. military power that began with his inauguration, President Obama signed a new strategic arms limitation treaty with a grinning and very happy Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Thursday in the Czech capital. How fitting this document was signed in Prague, which isn't far from Munich where...
  • Russians Trying to Dictate US Foreign Policy

    04/08/2010 7:04:53 AM PDT · by geniusbyosmosis · 19 replies · 498+ views
    Captain Dave Funk ^ | April 08, 2010 | Captain Dave Funk
    On the issues page of my campaign web site, I make the following statement; “The world is ruled by the aggressive use of force. Appeasement never works. It didn’t work on the playground when we were kids and it doesn’t work in the real world; 9/11 proved that to all of us. It’s time that Congress holds the Administration and State Department accountable for failed policies and bad ideas.” I firmly understand the desire for peace. That said, it’s irresponsible for President Obama and the Whitehouse if they allow the Russians to limit our ability to defend ourselves and our...
  • Obamalateral Disarmament

    04/06/2010 4:51:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies · 1,115+ views
    Investors.com ^ | April 6, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    National Security: Aiming at a world where nuclear weapons are obsolete, the administration's nuclear posture review leaves a world without American nuclear weapons and the backbone to use them. After his stunning bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, Japanese Adm. Isoroku Yamamoto lamented that all that had been accomplished was to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve. Under policies announced by the Obama administration, a devastating chemical or biological attack on this country might merely awaken our very own Hamlet and fill him with a terrible sense of angst. We have said before that rather...
  • Chicago Resident David Coleman Headley Pleads Guilty... [Re: Mumbai, India, Let, Denmark]

    03/18/2010 3:27:38 PM PDT · by Cindy · 16 replies · 574+ views
    Note: The following text is a quote: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, March 18, 2010 Chicago Resident David Coleman Headley Pleads Guilty to Role in India and Denmark Terrorism Conspiracies Admits Conducting Surveillance for Lashkar e Tayyiba in Planning 2008 Mumbai Attacks David Coleman Headley, a U.S. citizen of partial Pakistani descent, pleaded guilty today to a dozen federal terrorism charges, admitting that he participated in planning the November 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India, as well as later planning to attack a Danish newspaper. In pleading guilty to all 12 counts that were brought against him in December and were...
  • S.O.S. — Save Our (Navy) Seals

    03/05/2010 4:50:02 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies · 852+ views
    Investors.com ^ | March 5, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Military: Two U.S. congressmen take the lead in proclaiming the obvious — that those who attack this country should be punished and not those who risk their lives to defend it. The Navy SEALs are a special breed of patriot and warrior. This highly trained and select group — the best of the best — is a daily participant in the long twilight struggle against the enemies of freedom that President Kennedy warned us about. Kennedy formally created the SEAL (sea, air, land) outfit as an elite force capable of combat operations in any environment. It was a team of...
  • China's Military Turns Up The Heat

    03/02/2010 5:06:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies · 571+ views
    Investment.com ^ | March 2, 2010 | INVESTMENT BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Geopolitics: As America unilaterally disarms, a Chinese officer in a new book touts a new reality — that China is prepared to rule the roost, and the U.S. better keep off the grass. On April 5, 2009, in Prague, President Obama gave a speech in which he pledged America would work toward a "world without nuclear weapons." Almost a year later, it seems we are moving toward a world without American nuclear weapons. "To put an end to Cold War thinking," the president said, "we will reduce the role of nuclear weapons in our national security strategy and urge others...
  • US plans 'dramatic reductions' in nuclear weapons

    03/01/2010 7:46:57 AM PST · by HDCochran · 157 replies · 4,513+ views
    bbc.com ^ | 3/1/10
    Barack Obama plans 'dramatic reductions' in US nuclear weapons stockpile. Headline only.
  • The Clinton Surplus Myth

    02/17/2010 3:02:48 PM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies · 727+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-17-10 | Derek Clark
    I'm here to blow a hole in the myth that Clinton created an amazing budget surplus that Bush squandered and turned into a huge deficit. The above chart shows the deficit/surplus since 1980, pay no attention to Obama's first year. I've talked enough about his budget deficit recently. The following is a chart of the Nasdaq from 1990 until now: Read more at floppingaces.net...
  • F-22 Or F-35: The Plane Truth

    02/04/2010 5:54:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 114 replies · 3,028+ views
    Investors.com ^ | February 4, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense: The administration decision to scrap a proven aircraft in favor of a supposedly cheaper, more flexible replacement is proving to be an expensive mistake. We may wind up defenseless and broke. The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter that was supposed to be America's frontline fighter for the foreseeable future is in big trouble. Defense Secretary Robert Gates fired the general in charge of the program this week amid concerns of spiraling costs and program delays. Gates also announced he is withholding $614 million in fees from the prime contractor, Lockheed Martin. Daniel J. Crowley, one of Lockheed Martin's project managers,...
  • America: Lost In Space

    01/28/2010 5:39:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies · 1,305+ views
    Investors.com ^ | January 28, 2010 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Achievement: The nation that put the first man on the moon may have put its last as budget cuts slash NASA's plans to return. Men will return to the moon, but they will likely speak Chinese. On May 25, 1961, President Kennedy announced in front of a joint session of Congress the dramatic and ambitious goal of sending an American to the moon by the end of that decade. It was a clarion call to the American spirit and technology to rise up and prove that America's best days were still ahead. Forty-one years after Neil Armstrong set foot on...
  • Obama's nuclear-free vision mired in debate

    01/04/2010 9:54:38 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies · 626+ views
    LA Times ^ | January 4, 2010 | Paul Richter
    Reporting from Washington - President Obama's ambitious plan to begin phasing out nuclear weapons has run up against powerful resistance from officials in the Pentagon and other U.S. agencies, posing a threat to one of his most important foreign policy initiatives. Obama laid out his vision of a nuclear-free world in a speech in Prague, Czech Republic, last April, pledging that the U.S. would take dramatic steps to lead the way. Nine months later, the administration is locked in internal debate over a top-secret policy blueprint for shrinking the U.S. nuclear arsenal and reducing the role of such weapons in...
  • The Chicago Way (W.H. Threatens Nelson with AFB Closure)

    12/16/2009 4:29:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 28 replies · 2,025+ views
    Investor's Business daily ^ | December 16, 2009 | IBD Editorial Staff
    Politics: If the Democrats' stitched-together Frankenstein monster of health care reform gets the 60 votes to get through the Senate, it will have been done through an assortment of bribes and brass knuckles. (snip) Sen. Ben Nelson, a Nebraska Democrat, has also been critical of the buy-in and public option, but he has an additional issue about whatever comes out of the Senate not involving public funding of abortion in any way. Michael Goldfarb on the Weekly Standard blog quotes a Senate aide as saying the White House is now threatening to put Nebraska's Offutt Air Force Base on the...
  • Free the Navy SEALs Now

    12/10/2009 6:15:13 PM PST · by raptor22 · 57 replies · 2,859+ views
    Investors Business daily ^ | December 10, 2009 | IBD editorial staff
    Law: American heroes are arraigned for allegedly punching a terrorist in wartime. What happens to Tiger Woods isn't vital to our country's future. What happens to Matthew McCabe, Julio Huertas and Jonathan Keefe is. People are more likely to recognize the names of Tiger's alleged bimbo eruptions than the names of these three Navy SEALs we sent into battle. They are not household names in a nation consumed with Climate Gate, the public option and the antics of billionaire athletes. An administration consumed with apologies has said the architect of 9/11's massacre, Khalid Sheik Mohammed, must be given all the...
  • Clubbing Our Seals

    11/27/2009 5:09:19 PM PST · by raptor22 · 18 replies · 1,652+ views
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | November 27, 2009 | IBD edirorial staff
    War On Terror: As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed receives the benefits of U.S. justice, three Navy SEALs face court-martial for allegedly punching a captured terrorist who hanged Americans from a bridge in Fallujah. Apparently our efforts to impress the world about the marvels of our criminal justice system require us to give foreign terrorists such as Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the man who invented the manned cruise missiles that flew into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and plowed into a Pennsylvania field on its way to the Capitol Building, the full rights and protections of the American citizens he conspired...
  • U.S. to stop counting new missiles in Russia

    12/01/2009 11:55:46 AM PST · by Thunder90 · 24 replies · 1,436+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 12/1/2009 | Nicholas Kralev
    The United States is about to lose a key arms-control tool from the closing days of the Cold War -- the right to station American observers in Russia to count the long-range missiles leaving its assembly line. The end of full-time, on-site access will likely ignite complaints in Congress, with insiders from both parties arguing over whether the George W. Bush or the Obama administration is responsible.
  • China slams US report warning of spying by Beijing

    11/23/2009 8:26:36 AM PST · by AreaMan · 3 replies · 296+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 23 Nov 2009 | Staff
    China slams US report warning of spying by Beijing Mon Nov 23, 3:58 am ET BEIJING – Beijing on Monday criticized a U.S. government report that said Chinese spies are aggressively stealing American secrets, saying the report was "full of prejudice" and warning that it could damage US-China relations.The annual report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission to lawmakers said last week that American officials believe Chinese spying is "growing in scale, intensity and sophistication" and urges Congress to review the U.S. ability to meet the "rising challenge" of Beijing's espionage. The report "ignores the facts and is full of prejudice and...
  • 'Good Enough' Isn't

    10/27/2009 7:00:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies · 679+ views
    Investors.com ^ | October 27, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    War On Terror: Sen. John Kerry, who was so wrong about Iraq, now says our commander in Afghanistan is "reaching too far, too fast" and that a "good enough" policy should suffice. It won't. Offering his advice on how to micromanage the war against the Taliban, Kerry said Gen. Stanley McChrystal, President Obama's hand-picked general to fight what he called a "war of necessity," is wrong in saying he needs 40,000 more troops to fight and win it. Speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations on Monday, Kerry advocated a "good enough" policy designed not to achieve victory in al-Qaida's...
  • Remarks by the President at the Signing of the National Defense Authorization Act...

    10/29/2009 2:27:00 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies · 570+ views
    WHITEHOUSE.gov ^ | October 28, 2009 | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: Home • Briefing Room • Speeches & Remarks The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 28, 2009 Remarks by the President at the Signing of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 East Room 2:42 P.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you. Please, everybody be seated. Good afternoon. I have often said that meeting our greatest challenges would require not only changing policies in Washington but changing the way business is done in Washington; that it would require a government that's more efficient and effective and less...
  • Selling China The Rope To Hang Us

    10/16/2009 5:37:32 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 9 replies · 822+ views
    Investor;s Business Daily ^ | October16, 3009 | IBD staff
    National Security: On the eve of a visit by China's No. 2 ranking military officer, the Obama administration loosens export controls on technology that will benefit Chinese missile development. It's deja vu all over again. The Pentagon has announced that Chinese Gen. Xu Caihou will visit the United States and meet with Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Oct. 26. Xu is vice chairman of the People's Liberation Army Central Military Commission. While here, Xu will visit American military installations around the U.S., including the U.S. Pacific Command. Perhaps Xu will bring with him a note of thanks for the administration's...
  • US wants bunker-buster fast, denies Iran is reason

    10/13/2009 8:05:30 AM PDT · by null and void · 25 replies · 806+ views
    MyWay/AP ^ | Oct 13, 6:35 AM (ET) | ANNE GEARAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon is speeding up delivery of a colossal bomb designed to destroy hidden weapons bunkers buried underground and shielded by 10,000 pounds of reinforced concrete. Call it Plan B for dealing with Iran, which recently revealed a long-suspected nuclear site deep inside a mountain near the holy city of Qom. The 15-ton behemoth will be the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal. "I don't think anybody can divine potential targets," Pentagon press secretary Geoff Morrell said. The administration has been careful not to take military action off the table even as it reaches out to...