Defense Drumbeats

Apr 6, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee heard from the Service Chiefs on the "Damage to the Military from a Continuing Resolution.” To watch the hearing or read testimony click here. Below are excerpts from some of the stories identifying critical readiness shortfalls:
Mar 31, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
Washington (CNN) The Navy will cancel ship deployments and shut down carrier air wings. The Air Force will ground all non-deploying squadrons in the US. Blue Angel shows will be scrapped, and Fleet Weeks cut. Thousands of bonuses for troops will go unpaid.
Mar 30, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - The current Continuing Resolution (CR) expires at the end of April, leaving Congress little time to enact full year appropriations for America’s Military. A bipartisan majority in the House has already passed Department of Defense Appropriations for 2017. As the Senate considers adopting this desperately needed appropriations bill - or imposing billions in short sighted cuts that a CR would represent - the House Armed Services Committee has called for an assessment of the harm a full year CR would do to our men and women in uniform. The committee will hear in person next week from the chiefs of the military services on the damage of extending the CR.
Mar 13, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
On Thursday, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) joined Fox New's Happening Now to talk military readiness and the increases of U.S. troops in Syria. Watch the full piece below:
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Mar 9, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
A top U.S. military official confirmed Wednesday that Russia has deployed a new type of cruise missile that violates a longstanding arms control accord.
Mar 9, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
EXCLUSIVE: One month into the American invasion of Iraq in 2003, the U.S. military conducted the longest combat air assault in history, with roughly 4,000 soldiers of the 101st Airborne Division going deep into enemy territory at night in Mosul. Three years later, the division would carry out its last brigade-size air assault in combat during Operation Swarmer, also in Iraq.
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Mar 7, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
"After eight years of our military's decline, it is a welcome change to have a commander-in-chief who is willing to fight for our men and women in uniform. During President Trump's recent address to a joint session of Congress, I appreciated hearing his support for a strong national defense and his desire to begin the long process of rebuilding our military. The president's newly unveiled budget is a step in the right direction, but more is required.
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Feb 15, 2017 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON - Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX) discussed Russian INF treaty violations that stem back to the Obama Administration as well as recent Russian aggression with Fox News.  To watch the interview click below:

Feb 14, 2017 Defense Drumbeat

The Congressional Budget Office today released a report projecting the costs of U.S. Nuclear Forces from 2017 to 2026.  Calling "nuclear weapons the "cornerstone of U.S.

Feb 7, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
Today, the House Armed Services Committee heard from the Service Vice Chiefs on the "State of the Military." To watch the hearing or read testimony click here. Below are excerpts from some of the stories identifying critical readiness shortfalls:
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