By: Cassandra Peterson Last Wednesday’s Senate Armed Services Subcommittee Hearing on the Future Nuclear Posture of the United States was dominated by discussions of nuclear modernization and Russian saber-rattling. It appeared to be a forgone conclusion that the United States’ existing nuclear infrastructure isn’t good enough. Witness testimonial was given by Dr. John R. Harvey, […]
With implementation day for the Iran nuclear agreement around the corner, implicit nuclear threats from Russia, an expensive nuclear weapons modernization program in the U.S., striking revelations of attempted nuclear smuggling, and threats of weapons testing from North Korea, nuclear weapons policy is receiving more attention during debates on U.S. foreign policy.
The Army JLENS blimp fiasco, the $43 million Afghan gas station, the fumbling F-35 program, the NDAA veto, government shutdowns, the Syrian train-and-equip program, etc. These are just some of the issues that have come up in recent times that highlight the desperate need to work towards defense reform in the United States. And the work should start now.
How a $2.7 billion air-defense system became a ‘zombie’ program Unknown to most Americans, the Pentagon has spent $2.7 billion developing a system of giant radar-equipped blimps to provide an early warning if the country were ever attacked with cruise missiles, drones or other low-flying weapons. After nearly two decades of disappointment and delay, the […]