It's an incentive, but not the root cause
"Washington has incentivized the militarization of local police precincts."
— Politifact National on Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Smaller than Bulgaria's army too
"At the beginning of World War II, we had a relatively small army, smaller than Portugal’s."
— Politifact Texas on Friday, June 13th, 2014
Africa command is new and small
"The U.S. military footprint in Africa is nearly nonexistent."
— Politifact National on Thursday, June 12th, 2014
Even a cautious estimate suggests she's right
By 2009, "dozens of senior terrorists had been taken off the battlefield" by drones.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014
Israel's 1,000-for-1 trade came in 2011
The Israelis "gave up 1,000 terrorists in return for one sergeant."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, June 8th, 2014
State refused requests, then allowed security to drop
Before the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, "the State Department not only failed to honor repeated requests for additional security, but instead actually reduced security in Libya."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Monday, May 19th, 2014
Many checkups once you're in but not much up front
"When people enter the service, there’s not a mental health evaluation."
— Politifact National on Sunday, April 6th, 2014
Does Russia want its gift back?
"Crimea became part of Ukraine only in 1954. Crimea was historically part of Russia, and (Nikita) Khrushchev gave it to Ukraine in a gesture that mystified some people."
— Politifact PunditFact on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Crimea and Russia have a long history together
Crimea was part of Russia "until 1954, when it was given to the Soviet Republic of the Ukraine."
— Politifact National on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Seventy-five percent of the young adults in this country are not mentally or physically fit to serve.
— Politifact Rhode Island on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
Federal government covers all costs
Members of the military don’t "contribute toward their pension."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, January 12th, 2014
All, or nearly all, presumed dead
"There are still tens of thousands of missing service members from previous and current conflicts that our nation is working to find and repatriate."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Sunday, September 29th, 2013
He's on the money
If the government shuts down, "all military personnel will continue to serve and accrue pay but will not actually be paid until appropriations are available."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
War Powers Act lets president act, then ask
President Barack Obama "had the legal authority" to strike Syria without a vote from Congress.
— Politifact National on Thursday, September 12th, 2013
If anything, the number is even higher
Fleeing Syria, "a million children are now refugees."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
Lots of boots on the ground
North Korea has a "substantial standing army, one of the largest, certainly the largest per capita, in the world."
— Politifact Rhode Island on Friday, May 10th, 2013
In 2025, unless funding improves
Says the U.S. fleet of attack submarines is scheduled to fall below the 48 boats that Navy says it needs to carry out current missions.
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, April 26th, 2013
Leader of the pack
Says "right now, we have more military spending than the next 10, 11, 12 countries combined."
— Politifact New Jersey on Sunday, February 10th, 2013
Romney wants more for defense
Says Mitt Romney wants to add $2 trillion to defense budget that the military hasn’t asked for.
— Politifact National on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012
Pentagon says it's ready for anything
Says Romney wants to add $2 trillion to the defense budget that the military hasn’t asked for.
— Politifact National on Friday, October 5th, 2012