The United States has spent nearly $600 billion over the past 10 years putting combat forces into Afghanistan. Now it's going to cost an additional $5.7 billion over the next year or two just to transfer or return most of the troops and equipment we shipped into that country, according to a …
President Obama should pause before choosing a successor to CIA Director David H. Petraeus and rethink the role of the nation's primary intelligence agency. Its main focus for the past decade has been fighting terrorists and insurgents.
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is contemplating further
cuts to the nation's nuclear arsenal, but any decision about
potential reductions is unlikely until Russia and the United States
can resume negotiations after both countries hold presidential
elections this year, defense official…
Better late than never. It's time to start thinking about how to
pay not only for core spending by the Defense Department for what I
will call "peacetime" forces but also the costs for actual
fighting, next year and beyond.
Can the Defense Department change its ways? That's the question
that comes up as Pentagon leaders face a challenge - the deficit -
that, unlike previous military problems, can't be overcome by
throwing money at it.