The 2016 budget resolution is the last opportunity Congress will have to begin restoring America’s security and credibility before the end of the Obama administration.
An open letter to Congress, sent on Tuesday by a bipartisan cohort of 82 former senior-level government and military officials as well as a number security experts, calls upon Congressional leadership to end the destructive defense budget cuts mandated by the Budget Control Act and sequestration.
To be the next commander-in-chief, one must wrestle with the post-9/11 policies of Bush 43 and the dramatic reversal of those policies during the Obama years.
Public opinion, particularly among Republicans, has shifted towards supporting more defense spending, but the GOP-led house seems unlikely to put forward a strong defense budget. Will House leadership really ignore the the growing concern of its base and concede the issue to President Obama?
Covering a defense story today? Here’s the latest from the experts on the AEI defense team.
The Pentagon’s number two, Deputy Defense Secretary Robert Work, spoke out about the threat of another round of automatic budget cuts to US military preparedness in the face of a litany of global crises, a warning that AEI’s Mackenzie Eaglen expressed as early as 2012.
Since 2011, the government has — with full knowledge of the consequences — funded defense at a level that it knows is far less than needed to protect the vital interests of the United States.
President Obama’s authorization of force in Iraq is discussed. This authorization will expire in three years and limits the power of the President and military during those three years.