By ARTHUR C. BROOKS, EDWIN J. FEULNER AND WILLIAM KRISTOL
In an election year, it's all too easy for politicians to defer hard choices until after the polls have closed in November. House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) has taken the more difficult road with his "Path to Prosperity" budget.
"A Path to Security"
Thomas Donnelly, Gary J. Schmitt | The Weekly Standard
March 24, 2012
This week at a hearing of House Budget Committee on the Department of Defense and the FY13 Budget Request, Chairman Paul Ryan delivered opening remarks in which he pushed the Obama administration to honestly confront the real drivers of our debt, rather than make deep cuts to America's defense capability.
The Washington Post reported on Sunday that China’s Communist Party rulers plan to boost military spending by 11 percent this year. As a result, China’s public defense budget will pass the $100 billion mark for the first time. In the pa