January 5th, 2012
08:13 PM ET

Boston Globe endorses Jon Huntsman

Tonight, the Boston Globe has announced its endorsement in the Republican campaign, and it's not Mitt Romney. As editor Peter Canellos explained to CNN's Erin Burnett, Jon Huntsman got the nod, in part, because "he's been bolder."

Filed under: Politics
January 5th, 2012
08:08 PM ET

Can a leaner, meaner military defend the country?

President Obama has unveiled plans to reduce the size of the U.S. military, ending the nation's ability to fight two simultaneous ground wars. Can a "leaner, meaner" military be as effective?

Filed under: Economy • National Security • Politics
January 5th, 2012
01:59 PM ET

Obama unveils plans for pared-down military

President Barack Obama unveiled his administration's plan Thursday for a leaner, cheaper military, a reflection of Washington's fiscal belt tightening and slower national economic growth.

The president insisted the new strategy - which eliminates the military's ability to actively fight two major wars at once - will allow U.S. armed forces to effectively combat terrorism while confronting any new threats from countries like China and Iran.

Tonight on Erin Burnett OutFront: what does this monumental shift in policy mean for the U.S. military, and for the country? Join us tonight at 7 p.m. ET on CNN.

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Filed under: National Security • Politics