Defense Drumbeats

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.
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:
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:
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.
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.