Defense Drumbeats

May 22, 2017 Defense Drumbeat

Chairman Mac Thornberry continues to maintain that a $640B defense budget is required to begin repairing and rebuilding our military.  The Chairman detailed the case for this topline number in the Committee’s annual

May 15, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
Americans don't often hear much about U.S. nuclear weapons. Despite their historical and continued importance to the strategic defense of our country, the most powerful weapons in the U.S. military arsenal are largely outside of the public view.
May 4, 2017 Defense Drumbeat

POLITICO: Scores of House Republicans led by Mike Turner are urging House leaders to take "immediate action" to repeal the caps on defense spending set by the 2011 Budget Control Act.

Apr 18, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON — Heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula underscore the need for an increased military presence there and worldwide, according to the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
Apr 17, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
Yesterday, Rep Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Chris Wallace and Fox News Sunday. Watch the exclusive interview below:
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:
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.