Defense Drumbeats

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:
May 24, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, came to "This Week" Sunday this morning to talk defense issues, ISIS and the situation in Iraq. Watch the entire interview below:
May 18, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
LAST WEEK President Obama offered Persian Gulf countries an “ironclad commitment” that the United States will “use all elements of power . . . to deter and confront external aggression” against them.
May 15, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
THERE ISN’T much bipartisan governance left in Washington, but if anything still fits that description, it’s probably the annual defense authorization act, which sets spending levels and policy for the Pentagon, and, therefore, usually brings Republicans and Democrats together in support of national security and the troops. On April 30, the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee approved a $600 billion-plus bill by a bipartisan vote of 60 to 2 . Thursday, the Senate counterpart did the same, by a bipartisan vote of 22 to 4….
May 13, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON- According to The Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is whipping members of her party to vote against the National Defense Authorization Act, a bipartisan bill that has passed for 53 consecutive years and passed committee by a vote of 60-2 (one Democrat and one Republican opposing).
Apr 20, 2015 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON — WHEN American troops find themselves fighting for their lives, there is no better sound than an A-10, a plane officially nicknamed the Thunderbolt II but known affectionately by the troops as the Warthog, firing its enormous 30-millimeter gun at the enemy. It might not be pretty, but the A-10...