• Coburn reveals Wastebook 2014

    Coburn reveals Wastebook 2014

    Senator Tom Coburn’s final edition of the Wastebook is packed with pork-barrel spending, misplaced priorities, mission creep, expensive boondoggles, and taxpayer abuse.

  • Obama's reasons

    Obama’s reasons

    Though Obama’s remarks dwelt primarily on Hagel’s honorable military service, calling him an “American patriot” whose leadership of the DoD as a former enlisted service member would be historic, he also suggested a Hagel Pentagon may signal a turn to a less aggressive military stance.

  • Nomination for Defense secretary may be delayed

    Nomination for Defense secretary may be delayed

    A John Kerry nomination would come with what may be a positive externality for the GOP: the Massachusetts senator would vacate his seat, leaving open the possibility for ousted Republican Sen. Scott Brown to come back.

  • Democrats put green energy back into military budget bill

    Democrats put green energy back into military budget bill

    In a move that could throw a wrench into passage of the bipartisan defense authorization bill, Democrats added an amendment restoring the Pentagon’s ability to invest in expensive green energy.

  • Pentagon reverses itself, launches military medals database

    Pentagon reverses itself, launches military medals database

    “Free speech is one thing, but dishonoring those who have been honored on the battlefield is something else,” said Defense Secretary Leon Panetta.