Defense Drumbeats

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.
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
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