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."
— Politifact National on Sunday, December 13th, 2015
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."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, December 10th, 2015
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."
— Politifact Florida on Wednesday, November 25th, 2015
Phone records, voting roll back it up
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."
— Politifact National on Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Trillions, yes -- over 10 years; welfare, no
Says Marco Rubio is proposing a new $1 trillion "welfare program" in tax credits and "$1 trillion in new military spending."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, November 12th, 2015
The Army is downsizing
"We have an Army that just cut 40,000 spots."
— Politifact Florida on Thursday, August 20th, 2015
The number is close, but the meaning's less clear
"The U.S. representatives that voted to keep militarizing the police received 73 percent more campaign money from the defense industry" than the representatives who voted to stop it.
— Politifact National on Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Down from the highest total funding ever
"Inflation-adjusted defense spending has declined 21 percent since 2010, and even if we discount the drawdowns in Iraq and Afghanistan, it has still declined by a dangerous 12 percent."
— Politifact Florida on Monday, March 30th, 2015
Many options on table, but few specifics
Says Thom Tillis "refuses to say what we should do to combat ISIS."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014
Angering his base, Granderson says
Says President Barack Obama has launched "twice as many strikes (on) countries that are predominantly Muslim" than President George W. Bush.
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, September 28th, 2014
Some big names were for it
"(Obama's) entire national security team, including his secretary of state, said we want to arm and train and equip (Syrian rebel forces), and he made the unilateral decision to turn them down."
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Stat shows grim reality of current crisis
Israel in the last three weeks has "killed more Palestinian children, more than 200, than the total number of Israeli soldiers killed in military operations since 2006."
— Politifact PunditFact on Thursday, July 31st, 2014
More 'conflicts,' fewer 'wars'
There are fewer wars, there are fewer people dying in wars "now than there have been in quite some time."
— Politifact PunditFact on Monday, July 21st, 2014
The post is there but hard to verify
"The so-called defense minister of the People's Republic of Donetsk ... actually posted a bragging social media posting of having shot down a military transport. And then when it became apparent it was civilian, they pulled it down from social media."
— Politifact National on Sunday, July 20th, 2014
Strongly against, yes. "Overwhelmingly?" Judgment call
"By 2006, the American people were overwhelmingly against the Iraq War."
— Politifact National on Friday, June 20th, 2014
Four spend at least 2% of GDP
All 28 members of NATO have "pledged to spend at least 2 percent of their economy on defense. But only three countries do -- Britain, Greece and us."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, June 19th, 2014
Estimates vary but Westerners are there
"Thousands of Westerners and Americans" are fighting with extremists in eastern Syria and Iraq.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014
All five were rated as "high" risks by U.S. officials
The five Taliban detainees being released from Guantanamo in exchange for captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl "are the hardest of the hard-core. These are the highest high-risk people."
— Politifact National on Monday, June 2nd, 2014
They are wearing uniforms, but with no markings
"The Russians didn’t wear uniforms when they came in" to Ukraine.
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
Gates hits on 3 of 4
On foreign policy, Joe Biden was against aid for Vietnam, said the fall of the Shah was "a step forward" for human rights in Iran, opposed Reagan's defense build-up and voted against the first Gulf War.
— Politifact National on Thursday, January 16th, 2014