Lions and tigers and martial law
Greg Abbott "activated the state guard to monitor" Jade Helm 15 "in case the troops try to impose martial law, disarm innocent Texans, and detain them in tunnels beneath closed Walmart stores."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, June 19th, 2015
Depends how you define savings
The 2005 round of military base closings "has not yet resulted in savings."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, May 15th, 2015
Projections have not come to pass
The United States is "about to have the smallest Army since before WWII, the smallest Navy since WWI and the smallest Air Force ever."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, May 4th, 2015
Deal could close within days, weeks
Tyler Perry’s plan to turn a majority of the former Fort McPherson into a film and television studio is expected "to add over 8,000 new jobs to Atlanta."
— Politifact Georgia on Friday, May 1st, 2015
Three of the four gave to her foundation
Says Hillary Clinton took "money from kings of Saudi Arabia and Morocco and Oman and Yemen."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, April 20th, 2015
UPDATED: But for a few longshots
"At this particular point in time, looking at the field, there’s only one individual that’s ever had the uniform of his country on—and that’s me."
— Politifact Texas on Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Makes it sound better than it is
"In Iraq and Syria, American leadership, including our military power, is stopping (the Islamic State’s) advance."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, January 27th, 2015
It's not all about ships and troops anymore
Under sequestration, the military was cut "down to the smallest Army since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915."
— Politifact National on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Fewer troops does not always equal more risk
President Obama has left the U.S. with the lowest number of active-duty troops since before World War II, putting the nation at risk.
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, July 7th, 2014
Risk wasn't a factor
The Obama administration "went to court to keep one of these five in jail at Guantanamo just three years ago because he was such a huge risk."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
Close, but not exactly
"The U.S. spends more money on its military than the 16 biggest military budgets in the world" combined.
— Politifact PunditFact on Wednesday, April 16th, 2014
Obama signed defense cuts into law twice
"It isn't me cutting the budget. It's the Congress' decision on sequestration. So it isn't secretary of defense or the president doing this."
— Politifact National on Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
When in doubt, call the Pentagon
"More than 40,000 troops are still stationed in Afghanistan with no clear objective. Even in the best case, by the end of the year at least 10,000 American soldiers will still be on the ground."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, February 21st, 2014
Exaggerations of brutality but the deaths are real
"We've seen priests beheaded by the Islamic rebels on the other side. We've also seen an Islamic rebel eating the heart of a soldier."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
Only some Guard members -- and that pay cut is for part of the year
"The FL Guard has defended our freedom in Afghanistan, Iraq, and put their lives at risk; now the fed govt is going to cut their pay 20%."
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013
Robert Gibbs said it when pressed by activist group
"When the president's spokesman was asked about (Anwar) al-Awlaki's son, … he said he should have chosen a more responsible father."
— Politifact National on Thursday, March 7th, 2013
Obama opposes the cuts
Military spending cuts, known as the sequester, were President Barack Obama’s idea.
— Politifact National on Tuesday, February 12th, 2013
West ultimately got a reprimand and fine
An Army report stated Allen West "performed illegal acts, merited court martial, faced 11 years in prison.'"
— Politifact Florida on Tuesday, October 16th, 2012
It grew during the war, but then almost disappeared
"Since the time of the Civil War, we've made a distinction in this country between the availability and the ability to access for people who were in the military, versus the rest of us, to vote."
— Politifact Ohio on Monday, October 1st, 2012
Republicans responsible too
Says President Barack Obama is responsible for pending defense cuts.
— Politifact Florida on Friday, September 21st, 2012