Is Trudeau Considering Massive Defense Hike To Please Trump?

World | David Krayden
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 13: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House February 13, 2017 in Washington, DC. Later in the day the two leaders are scheduled to speak to the media at a news conference. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

‘…the Americans are going to be disappointed and our European allies will be dumbfounded.’

Trudeau Budget Under Fire For Massive Defense Cuts

World | David Krayden
Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R) shakes hands with Finance Minister Bill Morneau after Morneau delivered the federal budget in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie

‘I wasn’t expecting much in the budget, but (an) eight-and-a-half-billion dollar cut even blew my socks off.’

Paul Ryan's 'New' Natsec Plan Is Just George W. Bush Warmed Over

Opinion | Bonnie Kristian
U.S. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington March 17, 2016. REUTERS/Gary Cameron/File photo

Ryan’s final call is for ‘renewing our national security tools,’ which is Washington-speak for spending hand over fist.

We Can't Make Strategic Defense Decisions Without More Transparency About The Costs Of War

Opinion | Bonnie Kristian
Photo credit: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Research suggests that specific delineation of war taxes leads Americans to make smarter foreign policy choices.

The GOP Presidential Field Abandons Fiscal Restraint At The Pentagon

Opinion | David Williams

The United States is spending more on average now than we have at any time during the Cold War.

McCain: Halting Defense Cuts One Of My Top Priorities

Politics | Jude Abeler
'Flirting with disaster'

F-35 Costs May Still Be Understated By Billions Of Dollars

US | Peter Fricke

Costs soaring like an airplane

Left and right take offense at defense cuts

Politics | Brendan Bordelon
'We've made that kind of mistake before as a country'

F-35 soars onward despite massive cost

US | Brendan Bordelon
The F-35B Lightning II

Troubled fighter jet project is considered ‘too big to fail’ by Congress

Sequestration is still better than the alternatives

Opinion | Christopher Preble

A smarter strategy, and new capabilities to deal with new challenges, would allow for less Pentagon spending.

Government can't afford pricey 'green fuel'

Opinion | Randy Duncan

The Navy recently purchased 450,000 gallons of alternative fuel at a price of $27 per gallon.

Guns vs. butter

Opinion | Ken Allard

If we get the guns-vs.-butter calculus wrong, we could wind up with neither.

Kyl for the defense

Opinion | James Carafano

Some takeaways from Jon Kyl’s Heritage Foundation lecture about how Republicans should handle defense budget negotiations.

The Stronger America Budget

Opinion | Michael Chahinian

We can balance the budget without cutting defense or raising taxes.

Senate appropriators on-target with cost savings in missile program

Opinion | Pete Sepp

A rare instance of prudent budgeting.

Why Republicans can't cut

op-ed | Jack Hunter

Most Republicans only support limited government some of the time. The rest of the time, they behave like liberals.

Report: US defense spending averaged 50 percent over country's first 70 years - TheDC

Politics | Bedford

Heritage Foundation: Major disconnect between those who’d cut defense spending and Founding Fathers

America the undefended

Editorial | James Carafano

Budget cuts are eviscerating the military’s ability to protect America.

Defense hawks appeal for tea party opposition to spending cuts - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle

‘In the coming months, Washington may do what no army in history has been able to accomplish, break the American military’

Balanced budget or empire? You can't have both.

op-ed | Bruce Fein

The United States can’t afford its massive national security budget.