Today’s Slow-Motion U.S. Military Coup

The militarization of the United States that outgoing President Dwight Eisenhower warned of in 1961 is happening. No, that’s not some claim lobbed by a radical pinko comsymp leftist, but an argument made by William Olson, a “distinguished professor of international security studies” at the Pentagon’s own National Defense University (although he did work at the State Department, as well […]

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How Cyber Security Could Be a Winning Issue for Obama

A blackout in Manhattan. A major dam failure. Mayhem at a chemical plant. Those are all potential, and entirely plausible, consequences of a cyber attack, according to a range of current and former national security officials, including the top American commander in charge of cyber security. But after months of inconclusive debate, Congress skipped town last week without passing a […]

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Get Serious, Lockheed

Over the last few months, the aerospace industry has become a thespian, staging a drama of fear about the impact of a sequester on defense. Lockheed CEO Robert Stevens warned his employees that as many at 10,000 Lockheed jobs could be affected and thumped the tub about the one million defense jobs that a sequester would threaten (according to an […]

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A Sad Anniversary Celebration

It’s sad that what should be a day of quiet satisfaction – the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, the killer of nearly 3,000 innocents – has degenerated into a political spitball fight. Battleland well remembers Jimmy Carter’s failed mission to rescue the U.S. hostages held by Iran’s government in Tehran 30 years aqo. It led to some […]

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