• What Sort Of A USMC Do You Want?

    Today's hearing before the Subcommittee on Defense of the House Committee on Appropriations will be very different than yesterday's hearing before the House Armed Services Committee which focused on the force structure of the United States Marine Corps. The constant attrition of forces across the board is crazy in this…

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  • Thursday’s Hearing

    When Chairman Randy Frelinghuysen of New Jersey open's Thursday's hearing of the Subcommittee on Defense of the House Committee on Appropriations, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping will very much be in the room. The Russian president has invaded a neighboring country and seized a huge chunk of it –for the…

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  • Jamie Weinstein Solos

    Jamie Weinstein Solos

    That's not The Daily Caller's Jamie Weinstein. That's Noah, or Russell Crowe playing Noah. I will be at an advance screening of the film this afternoon, and The Daily Caller's Jamie Weinstein will sit in for me for the first time. He was a terrific co-host yesterday so enjoy his…

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  • The Most Important Subcommittee

    On Thursday the Subcomittee on Defense Appropriations of the House Committee on Appropriations will meet for a hearing at which Secretary of Defense Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Dempsey will testify. (S second closed oversight hearing follows Friday.) Here is the background on the Department of Defense…

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  • “Stone Cold” by C.J. Box

    “Stone Cold” by C.J. Box

    Thriller writer extraordinaire C.J. Box is back with me today, discussing his new novel, Stone Cold which has a subplot that is torn from today's headline story from the New Yorker on Peter Lanza, the father of Sandy Hook killer Adam Lanza. The dilemma of what to do about disturbed…

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  • #DefenseFirst


    Former Senators Jim Talent and Jon Kyl –two of the most respected alums of the body– lay it all out for you in this piece. Read it and send it to friends and friendly opponents alike. We are not hollowing out but gutting the military, and it will cause misery…

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