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Mobile Navy chaplain set to pray before U.S. House of Representatives    Share   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Endel Lee the 47-year-old chaplain and commander with the U.S. Navy Reserve is scheduled to pray before the U.S. House of Representatives in a snow-bound Washington, D.C. His appearance as guest chaplain comes a day after he was named the Chaplain Vincent Robert Capodanno National Chaplain of the Year for 2009 by the Reserve Officers Association of the United States. More

Dick Cheney supports ending Don't Ask Don't Tell
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Don't ask me why Dick Cheney is even still an actor on the national stage, but he did support the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell on ABC this morning. There is really no reason on Earth for lawmakers on the left or the right to continue to resist ending this policy. It forces soldiers who are taught to respect the truth to lie about who they are. Changing the policy would not affect readiness or effectiveness or unit cohesion. Nobody cares but a few over-moralizing politicians and a few of their skittish counterparts. It's a non-issue and we should make it a non-issue. More

National Review: National security goes green
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The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review report gives unprecedented attention to the issue of climate change. Previous QDR reports did not identify climate change, global warming, or other environmental issues as major concerns for U.S. security. The 2010 QDR, by contrast, dedicates three of its 105 pages (plus executive summary) to the issue, highlighting it (along with energy) in a section dedicated to its impact on the "future security environment." More

Defense Budget and Quadrennial Review sidestep critical issues
National Defense Industrial Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review and the fiscal year 2011 defense budget proposal seek to achieve some worthy goals, and echo Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ main concern about the need to prevail in current conflicts. Missing, however, is an acknowledgement of disconnects between program priorities and existing spending plans. More

Pentagon shouldn't be exempt from freeze on federal spending
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Last month, President Obama proposed to freeze government spending on everything other than defense, veterans' benefits, homeland security, Medicare and Social Security. The New York Times reported that administration officials depicted the initiative as proof of the president's "seriousness about cutting the budget deficit." More

Day of reckoning ahead for U.S. Defense spending
National Defense Industrial Association    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The nation's dismal economy has cost millions of Americans their jobs, homes and life savings. Barring a miraculous recovery, the economy's next target could be America's military superiority. Before anyone panics, the U.S. military will continue to be the world's most powerful for years to come. But the extended forecast does not look good. The government's own defense gurus are warning that it is not a question of if, but when the United States will lose its military superpower status. More

The Boxing Match to End C-17 Production-Round 1-The Fight Begins-Again    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
The Obama Administration, the Challengers, recently unveiled their proposed defense budget for the next fiscal year, which begins on October 1, 2010. Just like last year, once again they want to end production of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III advanced airlifters, and once again, most elected officials that are speaking up, the Defenders, give the idea a strong right jab. Hanging in the balance are the jobs of about 5,000 Boeing Long Beach employees who assemble the big four engine cargo planes. More


National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Feb. 9, 2010
The U.S. Department of Defense    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
This week the Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard announced an increase in activated reservists, while the Army announced a decrease. The net collective result is 317 fewer reservists activated than last week. At any given time, services may activate some units and individuals while deactivating others, making it possible for these figures to either increase or decrease. More

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