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February 2016

Feb 08 2016

Congress' Opinions On Defense Look Pretty Good In Hindsight

Three months ago, President Barack Obama blasted lawmakers for pumping billions of dollars into weapons the Pentagon hadn't requested….Now his administration is touting some of those same weapons as crucial...

Politico Reports on Programs DoD Fought To Cut Last Year, Today They Tout Them as Vital
January 2016

Jan 12 2016

ISIS - A Significant Strategic & Lethal Threat

Former Official Underscores The Threat, Obama Makes Excuses

As the President prepares for his final State of the Union, he continues to be out-of-touch with the realities of ISIS and the threat it poses to the United States and the world. Michael Morell, Former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under the Obama Administration, testified before the Committee today giving his thoughts on ISIS.

Jan 12 2016

Fight Against Islamic State Not Going So Well, Say Former Administration Officials

"IS poses a significant and lethal threat to the United States of America"

A trio of former Obama administration officials painted a grim picture of the fight against the Islamic State group, on the day of the president's State of the Union speech.

Jan 11 2016

Thornberry Talks National Security With Newsmakers

Talks about what he hopes to hear in the State of the Union...

WASHINGTON - Friday, Chairman Thornberry sat down with C-SPAN's Newsmakers to discuss national security and what he hopes to hear from President Obama during tomorrow's State of the Union. The Chairman will be laying out his National Security agenda and giving his assessment of the State of the Union on Wednesday at the National Press Club, click here for details.
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the "man-made-detonation" in North Korea with CNN's Wolf Blitzer. Watch the full interview here.
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