Defense Drumbeats

Nov 30, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON- Secretary Of Defense Ashton Carter and General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will testify tomorrow about the President’s strategy to take on ISIS.  President Obama has had more Secretaries of Defense than any other Commander-In-Chief in the modern era.  As Secretary Carter prepares to face Congress, how do his predecessors think the Presid

Oct 23, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), Chairmen of the Armed Services Committees, responded to the President's anticipated veto of the defense bill and the impact that has on troops and their families.  The Chairmen were joined by Congressional Veterans; Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL), Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), Rep.

Oct 22, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

USA Today - Gregory Korte 

WASHINGTON — President Obama will issue a rare veto of a defense policy bill Thursday in a showdown with Congress over broader spending levels, the White House said.

Oct 22, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

Wall Street Journal - Opinion 
By JOHN MCCAIN And  MAC THORNBERRY

Oct 22, 2015 Defense Drumbeat

As the President addressed reporters ahead of his unprecedented Oval Office veto of the National Defense Authorization Act, he laid out a number of reasons for his veto.  While people are entitled to their own opinion, they are not entitled to their own facts.  Below, we set the record straight about this unprecedented and dangerous veto: 
 

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