Defense Drumbeats

Sep 18, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
"Fourteen years ago, America's longest war began. The plot that led to the murder of 2,977 people on Sept. 11, 2001, originated in Afghanistan. Since then, more than 2,350 U.S. service members sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan to help ensure that no more innocent Americans are victims of such savagery.
Sep 10, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
Iran’s support of rogue regimes, proxies, terrorists, and criminal organizations is one of its main strategies to support its revolutionary ideology and increase its dominance in the Middle East. Malign activities are focused on Iraq, Lebanon, Yemen, Bahrain and Syria; as well as illicit activities in Europe, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. The intent of these activities is to assert Iran’s influence over certain governments in the Middle East, and challenge Israel and Western countries’ influence and dominance.
Jul 29, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, went on America's Newsroom to talk about the Iran Deal. To watch the segment click the image below.
Jul 28, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, discussed the Iran Deal with Wolf Blitzer ahead of tomorrow's full committee hearing titled "Potential Implications in the Region of the Iran Deal". The Committee will hear from Michael Singh and Michael Eisenstadt, both of the Washington Institute, and Dr. Jon Alterman of CSIS. For more details on tomorrow's hearing click here. For the full segment click here.
Jul 27, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
The White House maintains that “tough new requirements will keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” As the nation examines the Iran deal, it is worth examining how Administration assurances on weapons inspectors have worked out in the past.
Jul 17, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke with Martha MacCallum on America's Newsroom about the attack on U.S. Marines in Chattanooga, TN. Below are several excerpts and the full interview.
Jun 25, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
The Washington Post By: Michèle Flournoy and Richard Fontaine on June 24, 2015
Jun 23, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered remarks today at the Atlantic Council. The Chairman outlined his strategy to deal with Russia and other challenges. The remarks as delivered can be read here.
Jun 11, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, appeared on Fox News this morning to talk about the additional troops being sent to Iraq, lack of strategy to deal with ISIL, and President Obama’s threat to veto the annual defense bill.
Jun 3, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - On December 9th, 2013, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin E. Dempsey, sent a letter to then Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) expressing his concern that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY14 was being allowed "to slip to January." General Dempsey wrote:

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