Defense Drumbeats

Jan 23, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Today, Chairman Thornberry talked with Fox News and released an editorial on his vision for defense spending in the short term. Watch and read both pieces below:
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Jan 11, 2017 Defense Drumbeat

January 11, 2017, marks the tenth anniversary of China’s test of an anti-satellite (ASAT) missile against their own weather satellite.

Jan 6, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Chairman Thornberry joined Fox News yesterday to discuss reports that a B-52 lost an engine during a training flight out of Minot Air Force Base in North Dakota. Watch the entire piece below.
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Dec 31, 2016 Defense Drumbeat
Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from all of us at the HASC!
Dec 7, 2016 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Last night, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Fox News to discuss the reports regarding a Pentagon study done by the Defense Business Board on spending:
Dec 5, 2016 Defense Drumbeat

Members of Congress, civilian officials, and military leaders gathered over the first weekend of December to address the health of our national defense and stimulate discussions that promote policies to strengthen the U.S.

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 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 8, 2016 Defense Drumbeat
Defense readiness challenges are a major focus this year of the Committee’s oversight, as well as a major emphasis of the House-passed FY17 NDAA. The safety, security, and reliability of our nuclear weapons are no exception. Not only must Congress help ensure that the people who work in the nuclear enterprise are ready, lawmakers also have a responsibility to ensure that the tools and infrastructure involved are ready as well.
Sep 8, 2016 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON – Troops will see yet another low pay raise next year if President Barack Obama has his way, but the president’s decision to limit an increase to 1.6 percent is not necessarily a done deal.

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