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Kyl Named To SASC; Missile Defense, Nuke Battles Likely On Capitol Hill

Posted by Paul McLeary on


As Jon Kyl, the new senator who brings a long track record of spending on missile defense and nukes returns to the Hill, Democrats in the House might have other ideas.

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Modernization: Army Leadership Must Seize Initiative [Sponsored]

Posted by Andrew Hunter on


Times are hard for the United States Army. It has experienced a budget decline of almost 50 percent in constant dollars since 2008 as a result of the combined effects of the drawdown of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the caps established in the Budget Control Act of 2011. Army force structure is… Keep reading →

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McMaster: Army May Be Outnumbered AND Outgunned In Next War

Posted by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. on


CAPITOL HILL: “We are outgunned — outmanned — outnumbered — outplanned,” George Washington raps in Act I of the hit musical Hamilton. Few American commanders since the Revolution have had to worry about being inferior to the enemy in both numbers and technology. But between rising threats, declining US manpower, and steep cuts to Army modernization,… Keep reading →

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Sen. Cotton, 37, Wins Airland Chair; Sens. McCain, Reed Set New SASC Lineup

Posted by Colin Clark on


WASHINGTON: The youngest senator on Capitol Hill, and one of the very few lawmakers who can wear a Bronze Star and a Ranger tab, has stepped right from his one-term House seat to chairmanship of one of the most important subcommittees on Capitol Hill. That would be Tom Cotton of Arkansas, the new chair of… Keep reading →

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