Tag: military

64 Why don't the other countries of Europe maintain as massive a military as Russia does? 2017-02-08T09:49:46.063

44 Why isn't demilitarization used as a defensive strategy? 2018-09-07T17:06:34.257

43 What threat, if any, does Iran really pose to the US? 2020-01-05T00:55:09.487

42 How is Russia able to maintain the 2nd most powerful military in the world at a fraction of the cost of the US & China? 2020-02-29T00:02:40.267

42 What authority does the Vice President have to mobilize the National Guard? 2021-01-07T01:52:45.343

40 Why does the U.S military use mercenaries? 2019-05-15T15:32:44.090

39 What medical costs burden the military enough to warrant banning all transgender people? 2017-07-26T13:37:56.207

39 What was Eisenhower's warning about? 2018-05-22T14:05:48.750

36 Why would Assad use chemical weapons in the civil war as of 2018? 2018-04-12T05:57:44.760

34 Could the US military legally refuse to follow a legal, but unethical order? 2021-01-09T01:03:12.973

32 Why was Congress able to create an Air Force without a constitutional amendment? 2018-06-20T13:35:45.613

30 How true are Trump’s claims about NATO spending? 2019-12-03T09:34:40.147

28 How do countries justify their missile programs? 2021-01-20T20:22:19.710

27 Why do veterans skew right in the US? 2020-09-05T13:50:29.417

27 How can a state governor send their National Guard units into other administrative districts? 2021-01-07T08:27:38.373

26 Do POWs typically get paid for their prison time? 2014-06-04T17:30:37.547

26 Is President Erdogan of Turkey staging a coup attempt? 2016-07-16T04:17:40.450

25 What incentives (or stated motives) did the US have to attack Syria? 2017-04-10T13:47:57.347

25 Why do (some) dictator colonels not appoint themselves general? 2020-12-17T23:32:12.957

24 Why does Germany have such a rather small defense budget? 2020-06-20T09:22:08.863

23 Are members of the military allowed to wear civilian clothes when testifying in Congress? 2019-11-19T17:28:59.910

22 Why does the United States still keep substantial numbers of soldiers in Europe? 2013-08-02T14:37:32.353

22 What's the point of having thousands of nuclear missiles? 2015-01-19T05:13:55.580

21 What were the military men doing behind Donald Trump when he began his speech? 2017-01-20T17:21:02.040

20 Have US anti-ballistic-missile capabilities been used and were they effective in countering the recent Iranian missile strike on US bases in Iraq? 2020-01-08T08:34:06.313

19 Can the U.S. president make military decisions without consulting anyone? 2019-09-18T20:14:02.467

18 Why won't Israel just capture Palestine? 2014-07-14T10:25:45.227

18 Why does Trump want to increase military spending? 2017-03-03T13:21:29.883

18 Politicians to remove sexism in registration for potential conscription in the USA? 2018-06-22T10:20:54.417

18 Does nuclear propulsion applied to military ships fall under civil or military nuclear power? 2019-05-28T23:09:51.020

18 What happens to rank-and-file law-enforcement after major regime change 2021-02-16T18:05:01.217

17 How could it happen that Ukrainian soldiers did not try to defend against the invasion? 2014-03-17T15:52:04.737

17 May the US president launch a nuclear bomb without any oversight on any target? 2016-02-02T06:42:18.097

17 When may the President of the United States order military action without congressional approval? 2017-04-08T18:33:56.103

17 Why is the US president commander-in-chief? 2017-08-19T09:57:09.457

17 How are women integrated into the North Korean military? 2018-01-03T18:42:01.010

16 Do people in countries besides the US react negatively to "militarized police"? 2020-09-02T11:33:46.357

15 How are states supposed to protect themselves when the National Guard is under the federal government? 2018-04-05T09:27:07.597

12 Who controls the British Armed Forces? 2015-06-19T14:19:51.237

12 How did Turkey manage to create a springboard for its defense industry so fast? 2017-05-14T17:51:53.627

12 What are the arguments for the militarisation of the European Union? 2019-02-07T15:56:17.277

12 Why would a US armed forces branch not give back a property (it took over during wartime) for free? 2019-02-13T17:14:08.603

12 Could the US Space Force be dissolved when Trump is gone? 2020-06-01T06:39:31.657

12 What is the “appropriate” civilian response to police abusing their power? 2020-06-02T06:18:40.040

12 Under what circumstances has the USA invoked martial law? 2020-12-24T13:12:12.670

12 What does it mean for the Pentagon to order a stand-down? 2021-02-04T20:01:14.293

11 Why does the US still have military bases in Japan and South Korea? 2016-04-02T12:45:40.267

11 How does US manage to maintain such a high military expenditure? 2018-01-16T16:01:16.037

11 Do countries inform each other about ballistic missile test launches? 2018-10-21T13:02:38.557

11 Have the contents of the letters of last resort ever been revealed? 2020-02-26T09:44:07.100

11 Why do people say the Pakistani government has failed because the army is interfering with politics? 2020-09-30T05:50:48.953

10 How would Germany increase its military size beyond 370,000 personnel? 2017-02-08T14:55:53.930

10 Who legislates military law? 2017-03-10T16:42:01.403

10 What exactly is the purpose of the Non-Proliferation Treaty when nuclear weapons can be substituted with conventional explosives? 2017-09-07T15:11:14.203

10 What is the difference between the Guardia Civil and the Policía Nacional in Spain? 2018-02-02T14:37:47.033

10 What makes countries dependent on US-supplied defense equipment? 2018-05-09T14:50:23.547

10 In American politics is the "free ride" problem (Japanese defence spending) acknowledged as a direct consequence of American strategy? 2019-08-05T13:05:19.060

9 Why does USAF buy F-35? 2013-07-31T21:03:00.487

9 Have congressional hearings any effect concerning military scandals? 2018-03-26T14:12:53.957

8 How much do those bombs and missiles cost which are not used up and get outdated? 2015-07-30T21:31:55.947

8 Did Turkey take revenge of Russian attacks on ISIS by downing the plane? 2015-11-25T06:16:50.570

8 Why is Russia going to withdraw from Syria? 2016-03-25T18:17:17.403

8 Under what circumstances are military personnel not combatants? 2017-10-03T23:26:28.700

8 Is America the only country where army officer appointments have to be confirmed by congress? 2017-10-09T01:09:11.797

8 Are there examples of military forces that aren't rigidly authoritarian? 2018-04-14T08:09:36.620

8 UK: "limited nuclear strike" policy (history, details, politics, etc) 2019-08-24T21:01:41.157

8 Why are US nukes still stationed in Germany for use by German pilots and not French ones? 2020-04-24T22:51:32.787

8 What has Israel gained with the official diplomatic relations with UAE in the strategic defense area? 2020-08-26T00:42:45.140

8 Why does H.R.335 not mention the nominee's name? 2021-01-26T15:22:45.057

7 Criticism of Trump's drawdown of forces in Afghanistan, what would be the alternatives? 2018-12-24T01:40:50.463

7 What arguments do proponents of the second amendment use to conclude that gun ownership helps protect the people against the government? 2019-03-24T17:22:10.593

7 Why would the Sudanese protest movement insist on a 3-year period before elections? 2019-06-25T09:21:14.787

6 Why are partisan groups in Afghanistan called terrorists? 2013-07-10T05:20:08.277

6 Does the CIA have their own jet fighters? 2015-02-02T22:54:48.110

6 Why are military academy cadets nominated by congress members? 2016-03-26T23:30:08.390

6 Why did Obama commute Chelsea Manning's sentence? 2017-01-18T00:01:53.153

6 Did McCain change his opinion on transgender people in the military? 2017-07-29T17:47:41.027

6 Why do NOAA and the USPHS have uniformed services? 2017-08-12T00:23:46.173

6 Do any European politicians advocate shutting down American bases in Europe? 2018-06-12T19:35:19.513

6 Are there any public opinion polls in the US on them starting military action against Iran? 2019-10-02T20:18:17.030

6 How do Micronesia, Guam and the Northern Marianas give the US "dominance in the Pacific", according to experts"? 2019-12-24T07:27:10.983

6 What is China's objective in militarizing the South China Sea? 2020-10-25T03:14:15.297

6 Can the Secretary of Defence sack Generals and appoint new ones? 2020-11-13T19:04:35.353

5 How realistic is an attack on Taiwan by China? 2015-07-03T18:33:55.743

5 Is a professional army more likely to act against its own people than a conscript army? 2015-11-15T12:59:16.243

5 Is Terrorism defined by its purpose or its effect? 2015-11-19T09:48:53.423

5 What does it mean when the US military "fires" a commander? 2016-07-01T01:01:18.073

5 What is the difference between the National Guard and the MVD Internal Troops? 2016-07-01T20:47:56.520

5 What are the key differences between the Stolen Valor Act of 2005 and the Stolen Valor Act of 2013? 2017-01-08T02:46:33.160

5 Negative impact of the Ottawa treaty / Convention for Cluster Munitions for the modern army? 2018-07-06T07:58:57.973

5 Are UN peacekeeping operations decided via unanimity? 2019-02-07T21:06:36.357

5 Why do some political parties retain militant wings? 2020-06-16T00:13:07.283

5 Who controlled the Soviet Army when the Russian Federation was created? 2020-12-03T11:30:47.217

4 What do the US and Australian governments gain from a marine presence in Darwin? 2012-12-06T10:41:29.290

4 How much influence does a threat of military force by the United States have? 2014-10-05T12:42:34.177

4 Is there a term for militant groups like the LRA and Boko Haram? 2014-10-30T18:14:53.740

4 How do civilian goverments keep on check military power? 2014-11-14T11:39:34.787

4 How did the FBI decide antifa were anarchists? 2017-09-02T19:17:47.033

4 How would the chain of command work if a service member were elected president? 2019-09-14T01:36:43.673