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July 2015

Jul 29 2015

Thornberry Talks Iran Deal On Fox

Track record from Syria is not good...

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, went on America's Newsroom to talk about the Iran Deal. To watch the segment click the image below.

Jul 28 2015

Thornberry Talks Iran Deal Ahead Of Hearing Tomorrow

What's going to be different in Iran vs. Syria...

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the Iran Deal with Wolf Blitzer ahead of tomorrow's full committee hearing titled "Potential Implications in the Region of the Iran Deal". The Committee will hear from Michael Singh and Michael Eisenstadt, both of the Washington Institute, and Dr. Jon Alterman of CSIS. For more details on tomorrow's hearing click here. For the full segment click here.

Jul 27 2015

Flashback: Administration Assurances on Inspections Vs. Reality

New Syria Revelations Cast Doubt On Reliability Of Inspection Regimes

The White House maintains that “tough new requirements will keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” As the nation examines the Iran deal, it is worth examining how Administration assurances on weapons inspectors have worked out in the past.

Jul 17 2015

Thornberry Talks Murder Of Marines On Fox

"You have to be able to speak clearly about the enemy..."

Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke with Martha MacCallum on America's Newsroom about the attack on U.S. Marines in Chattanooga, TN. Below are several excerpts and the full interview.
June 2015

Jun 25 2015

To Defeat The Islamic State, The U.S. Will Have To Go Big

National Security Experts & NDAA Both Call For Intensive Effort Against ISIL


The Washington Post
By: Michèle Flournoy and Richard Fontaine on June 24, 2015
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