Defense Drumbeats

Jan 12, 2016 Defense Drumbeat

As the President prepares for his final State of the Union, he continues to be out-of-touch with the realities of ISIS and the threat it poses to the United States and the world.  Michael Morell, Former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency under the Obama Administration, testified before the Committee today giving his thoughts on ISIS.  

Jan 12, 2016 Defense Drumbeat

By: Kate Brannen - Vice News

A trio of former Obama administration officials painted a grim picture of the fight against the Islamic State group, on the day of the president's State of the Union speech.

Jan 11, 2016 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON - Friday, Chairman Thornberry sat down with C-SPAN's Newsmakers to discuss national security and what he hopes to hear from President Obama during tomorrow's State of the Union.  The Chairman will be laying out his National Security agenda and giving his assessment of the State of the Union on Wednesday at the National Press Club, click here for 

Jan 6, 2016 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the "man-made-detonation" in North Korea with CNN's Wolf Blitzer.  Watch the full interview here.

Dec 11, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

"You've got to obey the laws, even if you're the president, even if it's inconvenient..." Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee on Fox News.  Watch the full clip here

Dec 11, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

“You've got to obey the laws, even if you're the president, even if it's inconvenient...”
                                                                                                                 - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX)

Dec 10, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

"...A really important report [that] dives into detail about a very controversial episode..." reported MSNBC's Kelly O'Donnell today.  Click here for the full segment.

Dec 10, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

The law requires the Secretary of Defense to notify Congress “not later than 30 days before the transfer or release of detainees" from GTMO.  According to the HASC report, here are just some of the missed opportunities to comply with the letter or even the spirit of the law before

Dec 2, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, talked with Fox News about the need for a strategy to defeat ISIS not a increasing number of U.S. troops without a strategy. Watch here.

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