Friday, July 30, 2010

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- July 30, 2010

U.S. Marine Corps aircraft fly over the aircraft carrier USS George Washington in the East Sea, July 26, 2010. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Oki

Impact Of Past Defense Cuts Should Warn Of Risks -- Max Boot, Washington Post

The prospect of an exit from Iraq and Afghanistan has sparked rumblings on Capitol Hill that it's time to cut the defense budget. Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii), chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, says, "I'm pretty certain cuts are coming -- in defense and the whole budget." Defense Secretary Bob Gates is already pushing to cancel some big-ticket programs and to wring savings out of the existing budget.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

Iran starts feeling heat -- Charles Krauthammer, Washington Post

Moscow's Foreign Policies -- Nikolas K. Gvosdev, National Interest

New START: Too modest to merit partisan bickering -- Robert Kagan, Washington Post

Colombia proves again that Venezuela is harboring FARC terrorists -- Washington post editorial

Israel's ruling class -- Caroline Glick,

Is al-Qaeda racist? -- Michael Mumisa, New Statesman

Chavez beats drums of war once again but threats aren't impressing anyone -- Jeremy McDermott, Scotsman

US Starting Asia Space Race? -- David Axe, The Diplomat

Biohazard: What the world doesn't know about germ warfare. -- David E. Hoffman, Foreign Policy

Breaking a Promise on Surveillance -- New York Times editorial

The End of Military History -- Andrew J. Bacevich, American Conservative

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