They are -- and we're working on similar technology
China is "practicing how to blow up our satellites."
Standing by Petraeus
"It is rare that a retirement grade determination is conducted for an officer previously retired from the U.S. armed forces."
— Rhode Island
Hasn't called for a specific number
Says U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson wants to put 100,000 troops, including 25,000 Americans, "into the area where ISIS is."
Sequestration a pox on both parties
"Barack Obama, right now, No. 1, over seven years has dramatically degraded our military."
Bernie's not looking at the bigger picture
"Very little of (the defense) budget — less than 10 percent — actually goes into fighting ISIS and international terrorism."
He sure did
Says Marco Rubio "knows full well I voted for his amendment to increase military spending to $697 billion."
By at least one measure
"We spend more on our military than the next eight nations combined."
$866 million isn't 'practically nothing'
"We get practically nothing compared to the cost of" keeping U.S. military forces in South Korea.
They're all in Qatar
The five Guantanamo detainees swapped for Bowe Bergdahl are "back on the battlefield."
It's misleading to call this a cut
The only budget Ted Cruz "ever voted for in his time in the Senate is a budget that cut defense spending by more than Barack Obama proposes we cut it."
The exact number varies
"Only nine" coalition nations with the U.S. "are truly actively involved" in fighting the Islamic State.
At most, an act of omission, not commission
Says the Obama administration invited "Russia into Syria."
Geneva Conventions say don't target civilians
"If you are going to kill the families of terrorists, realize that there's something called the Geneva Convention we're going to have to pull out of."
Actually, that's the opposite of carpet bombing
Says carpet bombing means bombing "not a city, but the location of the troops," with "embedded special forces to direct the air power."
Runs the gamut from right to wrong
"One of the things I would immediately do … is bring back the warrior class -- Petraeus, McChrystal, Mattis, Keane, Flynn. ... Every one was retired early because they told President Obama things that he didn’t want to hear."
Data is opaque, but Rubio seems in the ballpark
"Three or four countries" out of roughly 60 in the anti-ISIS coalition "are providing military force."
Sorting out sorties
"Up until recently, 75 percent of all the sorties that left the base came back without dropping their ordnances, because there was such a concern about making sure that there were no civilian casualties."
Well, NATO is an alliance
For NATO exercises, "we don’t have enough of our own hardware and equipment even for training purposes. So the Brits are spotting us choppers."
Phone records, voting roll back it up
John Bel Edwards
Says David Vitter "answered a prostitute’s call minutes after he skipped a vote honoring 28 soldiers who gave their lives in defense of our freedom."
Misses a whole lot of the picture
Out of the total U.S. military budget, "significantly less than 10 percent of that money is used to fight international terrorism."
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