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Aug 30, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks following the Pentagon's announcement on force level accounting and reporting procedures in Afghanistan:
Aug 23, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) released the following schedule featuring one (1) event the week of September 4 through 8:
Aug 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee made the following comment after the USS John S. McCain collided with a commercial vessel off Singapore. The collision is the fourth major accident involving the US Pacific Fleet this year, and has prompted the Chief of Naval Operations to impose a 24 hour operational pause to review training and procedures. Last week, the Marine Corps instituted a similar operational pause after a series of fatal aircraft accidents.
Aug 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced a new staff leadership team for the Committee. Beginning September 5, Jen Stewart will assume the role of Staff Director. Jenness Simler will continue to serve as Deputy Staff Director. Prior to joining the Committee, Stewart served as National Security Advisor to Speaker Bohener and Speaker Ryan. She currently serves as the Senior Advisor to General Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In announcing the leadership team, Chairman Thornberry said:
Aug 21, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON -Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee made the following comment on President Trump's strategy for Afghanistan.
Aug 11, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the following statement regarding the Marine Corps decision to require all aviation units to pause operations for 24 hours over the next two weeks in order to address safety concerns. The House Armed Services Committee has strongly and repeatedly raised concerns about aviation readiness in the Marine Corps and other Services since the Spring of 2016. Since that time Marines have suffered 18 “Class A Mishaps”- accidents that result in the loss of lives or of the aircraft. 22 Marines died in those accidents.
Aug 10, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
“In a bipartisan vote last month, the House of Representatives approved legislation that would direct the Defense Department to build a new 'space corps' within the Air Force… The U.S. Space Command is currently housed within the Air Force, and the House proposal calls for it to become a separate service while still reporting to the secretary of the Air Force… it would not become a new department with its own secretary, although [Rep. Mike] Rogers has warned that might be necessary in the future. Rogers and [Rep. Jim] Cooper’s chief complaints about the Air Force’s handling of space are both bureaucratic and cultural. For years, they say, the Air Force has raided funds from the Space Command to cover cost-overruns for other projects. And it has failed to promote space leaders up the chain of command.”...
Aug 9, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, commented on the situation on the Korean peninsula:
Jul 31, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - The Committee has recently learned of additional space acquisition failures: GPS Operational Control System (GPS OCX) and the Family of Advanced Beyond Line of Sight Terminal (FAB-T) program. GPS OCX, which is need to provide enhanced cyber security to the GPS constellation and to control the next-generation of GPS-III satellites, has now slipped further behind in the schedule DOD committed to last year, and has now grown in cost by $630 million. The FAB-T program has now apparently slipped behind by a year. This is a critical program (first started in 2002) to field terminals to use the Advanced Extremely High Frequency satellite system. This system is part of the President’s ability to command and control U.S. nuclear forces. After learning of these USAF acquisition failures, Chairman Mike Rogers of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee and Ranking Member Jim Cooper released this joint statement:
Jul 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON - Today, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks on the North Korea ICBM launch:

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