Defense Department

Vice President Pence: America needs a Space Force

Mike Pence, Washington Post

On Friday, the defense secretary released a legislative proposal at the president's direction to establish the Space Force, within the Air Force, as the sixth branch of the armed forces. This legislation is the first step toward creating a new, separate military department for space in the future, and our administration will continue working closely with leaders in Congress on both sides of the aisle to get a bill that creates the Space Force to the president's desk this year. The Space Force is the next and the natural evolution of U.S. supremacy in space.

Will Trump’s Defense Picks Back-Up Trump’s Anti-War Policies?

To find senior defense and national security officials who share his views, President-elect Trump may have to look beyond the obvious choices who, though undoubtedly talented, have a long association with the failed policies he has promised to rethink.

Hillary Clinton Never Met A War She Didn’t Want Other Americans To Fight

Of Hillary Clinton's belligerent record Donald Trump observed: “Sometimes it seemed like there wasn’t a country in the Middle East that Hillary Clinton didn’t want to invade, intervene in, or topple.”

Cruz: Dempsey, Hagel Sound Like Social Workers

Peter Sullivan, The Hill

"When I asked Gen. Dempsey, militarily, how would we go in and kill the terrorists before they're able to take jihad to America, his answer was, 'We need to see political reconciliation,' " Cruz said. "It's not our job to be social workers in Iraq. It's our job to kill terrorists who have declared war on America."

Levin: Americans Who Join ISIL Relinquish US Citizenship

Michael Morris, CNS News

In response to Chuck Hagel's admission that 100+ U.S. citizens are fighting with ISIL forces, Mark Levin said, "These people have, by their own actions, relinquished their U.S. Citizenship. They shouldn't be permitted back into the country, and if the crackpots insist on judicial review, it should be by a military tribunal.”

Adm. Mullen: Americans Forget Troops Who Die in 'Our Dirty Little Wars'

Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner

Americans love the troops -- until they're killed in action, at which point all too many people forget the soldiers and their families, according to retired Adm. Mike Mullen, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Can Federalism Protect You From Government Drones?

State legislators and governors, who are closer to the concerns of the people, are acting to restrict the use of drones now that it has been revealed that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are increasingly borrowing border-patrol drones for domestic surveillance operations.