It is official U.S. doctrine that defense, diplomacy and development are co-equal contributors to our security.
The budget debate opens door for long-needed cuts to military spending.
China is modernizing its navy, but is it really about to build a network of overseas bases?
Increase in defense spending a symptom, in part, of bad economy.
As DC's powerful debate the debt crisis, one aspect of our spending is completely absent from the debate: war spending.
The new Secretary of Defense is sounding like a Bush-era diplomat by ramping up his anti-Iran rhetoric and subtly reconnecting Iraq to the attacks on 9/11.
There's a growing bipartisan consensus in favor of a prolonged "residual" occupation of Iraq without any open debate about the merits of this dangerous and expensive plan.
What will be the legacy of Robert Gates: trimming Pentagon bloat or holding the line against deeper cuts?
Jim Webb would make a great Secretary of Defense.
The Pentagon is big business in the United States, says FPIF co-director in this RT interview.