The Peace Dividend: Coming in 2010

    Despite being engaged in a war in Afghanistan, what President Obama has termed the “central front” in our war on terror (or our hissy fit on terror as it is shaping up with this administration), the administration is pressing ahead with cuts in the defense budget. It is clear that the decision on the procurement of a replacement for the aging fleet of KC-135 tankers, | Read More »

    $15B Military Buildup on Guam

    In response to pressure from the Japanese to pull US troops out of Okinawa, the Department of Defense (DoD) has proposed to relocate 8000 US Marines and 9000 dependents from Okinawa to Guam. The minimum cost of the infrastructure to support this Guam Buildup is estimated to be between $10-15B, some $3B of which is expected to come from a loan from the Government of | Read More »