Right Turn: Defense


Posted at 05:17 PM ET, 04/01/2014

GOP reclaims strong on defense mantle

Republicans are strong on defense again.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:17 PM ET, 04/01/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, defense spending

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 03/21/2014

Defense incoherence

President Obama has no coherent defense strategy.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:09 AM ET, 03/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense spending, National Security, QDR

Posted at 08:52 AM ET, 07/23/2013

Who is in charge of this administration?

The Pentagon chief sounds like someone else is responsible for the devastation of our armed services.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:52 AM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, defense spending

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 06/12/2013

You get what you pay for, even on defense

Defense spending must be reconnected to the strategy objectives we have.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:42 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense Budget, Defense Department

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 06/12/2013

Chuck Hagel, in the dark -- still

Secretary of defense isn't actually doing anything.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  03:30 PM ET, 06/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Defense Budget

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013

The Pentagon conundrum

Hawks need to rethink their approach to defense spending and work on reform of the Pentagon.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:02 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Defense, Pentagon

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 04/15/2013

How much should we really spend on defense?

How to rationalize defense spending?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:27 PM ET, 04/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense, Gen. David Petraeus, National Security, Sequester

Posted at 08:47 AM ET, 03/28/2013

DOMA on verge of extinction?

DOMA may be on its last legs, but not for the reason its strongest opponents argue.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:47 AM ET, 03/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  defense of marriage act; doma; supreme court;, DOMA

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 02/22/2013

White House and media cry wolf

The sequester will leave domestic discretionary spending 10 percent higher than in 2008.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:47 PM ET, 02/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, defense spending, domestic spending, Sequester

Posted at 01:36 PM ET, 02/19/2013

Hagel: Israel heading toward 'apartheid'

Now Chuck Hagel is accused of calling Israel practically an apartheid state.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:36 PM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Defense nominee, Israel

Posted at 11:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013

Sequester posturing

Liberals delude themselves if they think the GOP is going to back away from the sequester.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:30 AM ET, 02/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Defense, Sequester, taxes

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 02/12/2013

Hagel's complicated ties

Chcuk Hagel's finances and affiliations complicate his nomination.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:23 PM ET, 02/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Atlantic Council, Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, Iran, Israel

Posted at 04:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013

Sequestration, Chuck Hagel and the Democrats

By Jennifer Rubin  |  04:33 PM ET, 01/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Defense Secretary, defense sequestration

Posted at 05:48 PM ET, 01/03/2013

Qualified defense secretary candidates abound

President Obama has much better defense secretary candidates than Chuck Hagel.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  05:48 PM ET, 01/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ash Carter, Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, Leon Panetta, Michele Fournoy

Posted at 11:29 AM ET, 12/21/2012

EXCLUSIVE: Top Republican Senator will oppose Hagel nomination

The GOP Senate whip opposes the top candidate for secretary of defense.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:29 AM ET, 12/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, John Cornyn, Right Turn, Secretary fo Defense

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 12/18/2012

Democrats speak out against Hagel as Flournoy's star rises

President Obama may look to a solid pick for Defense secretary that avoids a political minefield and pleases woemn's groups.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  06:14 PM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chuck Hagel, Defense Secretary, Michele Flournoy

Posted at 11:56 AM ET, 12/18/2012

EXCLUSIVE: ADL pans possible Chuck Hagel pick

ADL bashes Chuck Hagel for statements that "border on anti-Semitism."

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:56 AM ET, 12/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ADL, Defense Department, Israel Lobby