defense spending

Modi’s Military Purchases Remain a Pipe Dream for Lockheed, Saab

Modi’s Military Purchases Remain a Pipe Dream for Lockheed, Saab

Global companies from Lockheed Martin to Sweden’s Saab AB are offering military hardware from submarines to helicopters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government as part of his $250 billion defense
Candidates Stuck in Washington Get Creative to Reach Iowans

Candidates Stuck in Washington Get Creative to Reach Iowans

Senators Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Amy Klobuchar are finding creative ways to engage with Iowans as the candidates remain stuck in Washington for Donald Trump’s impeachment trial less than
EU Agonizes Over Troop Deployment With Libyan Oil Flows Blocked

EU Agonizes Over Troop Deployment With Libyan Oil Flows Blocked

Ursula von der Leyen, president of the European Commission, arrives for a Bloomberg Television interview ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. World
Trump to Mingle With Elites in Davos as Impeachment Trial Opens

Trump to Mingle With Elites in Davos as Impeachment Trial Opens

Donald Trump is heading back to Davos, poised to hail his economic record as vindication of an “America First” agenda to the world’s elite while lawmakers back home weigh his impeachment.
Trump Says Stoltenberg ‘Excited’ for Bigger NATO Role in Mideast

Trump Says Stoltenberg ‘Excited’ for Bigger NATO Role in Mideast

President Donald Trump said that NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg was “excited” by the president’s suggestion that the alliance become more involved in the Middle East as tensions in the region
Everyone Knows America Lost Afghanistan Long Ago

Everyone Knows America Lost Afghanistan Long Ago

Inflated threats, concealed costs, and lack of accountability for failure—and the complicity of the foreign-policy establishment—have kept the infinity war going for 18 years.
Angry South Koreans Destroy Portrait of U.S. Ambassador Made of Tofu

Angry South Koreans Destroy Portrait of U.S. Ambassador Made of Tofu

A group of South Korean protesters angered by American demands for more defense spending expressed their anger on Friday by destroying portraits of U.S. Ambassador Harry Harris outside the U.S.

Trump Offers More Optimistic Outlook for NATO’s Future Even Amid Impeachment Probe

Trump will face a split-screen moment toward the end of the NATO conference when he addresses the news media soon after the House Judiciary Committee's first hearing in the impeachment inquiry.
Syria Shows Risks of U.S. Withdrawal for Europe: Irrelevance

Syria Shows Risks of U.S. Withdrawal for Europe: Irrelevance

Asked if the European Union hadn’t exposed its impotence during Turkey’s recent military offensive inside Syria, French President Emmanuel Macron was blunt in his response: “I share your outrage.”
Kobani Today, Krakow Tomorrow

Kobani Today, Krakow Tomorrow

Washington has abandoned the Kurds. If Europe doesn’t bolster its defenses, the Poles, Lithuanians, and Latvians could be next.
Deadly Shooting of Woman Carrying Child Shakes Sweden Awake

Deadly Shooting of Woman Carrying Child Shakes Sweden Awake

When an 18-year-old woman was shot dead in Stockholm’s Vallingby suburb in late August, something snapped.
Fears Over U.S. Missile Shield in a Japan Suburb Hobble Abe’s Plan

Fears Over U.S. Missile Shield in a Japan Suburb Hobble Abe’s Plan

The sleepy northwestern Japanese suburb of Araya seemed like the perfect place for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to put a U.S. anti-missile system. The area had reliably backed the ruling party and had
Germany Isn’t Special

Germany Isn’t Special

To pull its weight, it needs to start seeing itself as a normal country, subject to the same pressures as all its neighbors.
Here's Your Weekly Reminder That Republicans Want To Balance The Budget On The Backs Of The Elderly And The Poor

Here's Your Weekly Reminder That Republicans Want To Balance The Budget On The Backs Of The Elderly And The Poor

Here's your weekly reminder that Republicans only care about the deficit when a Democrat is in the Oval Office, or when they can use it as an excuse to destroy our social safety nets and balance the
The US military spent $33 million on tech known to be vulnerable to Chinese cyberespionage

The US military spent $33 million on tech known to be vulnerable to Chinese cyberespionage

The list includes computers banned for use by State Department employees since 2006.
Uncle Sam Doesn’t Have Your Back

Uncle Sam Doesn’t Have Your Back

Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo have made it clear that the United States is no longer committed to protecting Europe. The need for a viable pan-European defense force has never been greater.
Europe Is Running Out of Options to Hold Back Trump’s Aggression

Europe Is Running Out of Options to Hold Back Trump’s Aggression

As Donald Trump heads to a showdown with China’s Xi Jinping and the costs of his trade war start to become clear, the European Union is baffled by his determination to open a second front.
Democrats Face a Defense Spending Conundrum

Democrats Face a Defense Spending Conundrum

The U.S. foreign-policy establishment shouldn’t balk at pledges to roll back national security commitments.
Hunt’s Tax and Spending Plans Would Cost U.K. $36 Billion

Hunt’s Tax and Spending Plans Would Cost U.K. $36 Billion

Jeremy Hunt’s tax and spending proposals could cost the U.K. exchequer around 28 billion pounds ($36 billion) a year, adding to long-term pressures on the public finances, according to the Institute
Russia Threats Take Center Stage at NATO Defense Chiefs’ Meeting

Russia Threats Take Center Stage at NATO Defense Chiefs’ Meeting

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization turned its sights on threats posed by Russia, mapping out security measures for Europe to replace a dying arms-control pact and warning alliance member Turkey