Oct 19, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON- Reps. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), and Devin Nunes (R-CA), Chairmen respectively of the House Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, this week urged the White House to take seriously Russian breaches of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, implement promised sanctions, and develop military options to confront new Russian weapons. In the PDF icon letter the Chairmen assert that Russia "is now in material breach” of the INF treaty. Regarded as a cornerstone of nuclear disarmament agreements, the INF Treaty is the only arms control treaty that successfully eliminated a class of nuclear weapons. As a result of Russia’s actions, the Chairmen are concerned that U.S. forces, as well as our allies in East Asia and Europe, will soon be at risk from intermediate-range ground-launched cruise missiles (GLCMs). Military leaders have warned that it will be next-to-impossible to detect when these missiles are deployed.
Oct 4, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following comments after the State Department released the latest numbers for U.S. and Russian nuclear weapons under the New START Treaty:
Oct 3, 2016 Defense Drumbeat
On the heels of aggressive actions from North Korea, Iran, and Russia, a news piece from CBS and one from the Wall Street Journal paint an alarming picture of the growing nuclear threat to the United States. Both make the case for a strong, credible, and reliable deterrent in the face of the “gathering nuclear storm.”
Sep 30, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee will hold no public events during the month of October. The Committee continues to conference the FY17 National Defense Authorization Act.
Sep 29, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement after the President’s announcement of an additional deployment of 615 troops to Iraq:
Sep 28, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks on the hearing called "Department of Defense Laboratories: Innovation through Science and Engineering in Support of Military Operations." For testimony and to watch the hearing live click here.
Sep 28, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Political correctness and micromanagement from the White House National Security Council have reached new heights in a shocking Navy Times story entitled, “White House tells the Pentagon to quit talking about competition with China.”
Sep 27, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, made the following remarks on the Subcommittee's hearing titled “National Security Space: 21st Century Challenges, 20th Century Organization.” For testimony and to watch the hearing live click here.
Sep 27, 2016 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Today, former Senator Elizabeth Dole was joined by military caregivers to speak with Tom Hanks and military wife Jessica Allen on TODAY Tuesday announcing the creation of the Hidden Heroes campaign. Dole discussed her time caring for her husband and the men and women she met along the way who continue to serve the nation taking care of our wounded warriors. Chairman Thornberry commented on the initiative:
Sep 22, 2016 Press Release
WASHINGTON - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring two (2) hearings the week of September 26-30, 2016.