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It didn’t take long for American conservatives to start criticizing President Obama’s decision to intervene militarily in Libya once UN-authorized military action began. And it won’t take long for them to start anew after the his prime time television address Monday night. Read more»

Last year’s battle over building additional F-22 Raptor fighter jets illustrated the parochial political interests of individual members of Congress when it comes to defense programs.

The battle lines for the most contentious defense budget process in decades are already being drawn. The first shots have been fired, with various deficit commissions issuing proposals for significant cuts in spending. Watch for parochial political interests and partisan preferences to play their part. Read more»