Defense Drumbeats

May 28, 2013 Defense Drumbeat

Budget cuts leave Air Force pilots twisting in the wind (Link to full article)
By Steve Vogel 
May 28, 2013 
The Washington Post
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May 24, 2013 Defense Drumbeat

Congress Stepping Up Its Efforts Against Sexual Assault in Military (Full article)
The New York Times
May 23, 2013
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May 23, 2013 Defense Drumbeat

Rejects Lower Pay Raise, TriCare Fee Hikes: A key House panel is rejecting the idea that budget cuts must mean pain for service members, retirees and their families.

May 23, 2013 Defense Drumbeat

In an opinion piece for POLITICO, Sea Power and Projection Forces Subcommittee Chairman explains why the Navy faces a major shortfall in the next decade. 

May 22, 2013 Defense Drumbeat

The Military Personnel Subcommittee Mark of the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act includes a number of meaningful, bipartisan reforms to the way sexual assault cases are reported, investigated and punished in the military.

May 16, 2013 Defense Drumbeat

Rep. Randy Forbes Lauds Successful Launch of Navy's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) 


May 13, 2013 Defense Drumbeat

Lawmaker wants military to promptly alert Congress about drone strikes

Craig Whitlock
The Washington Post
May 8, 2013
Full article here
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May 3, 2013 Defense Drumbeat

Keep Guantanamo open: Opposing view
Until a better solution is offered, terrorism detainees must stay there.
By Rep. Buck McKeon
USA Today 

Apr 25, 2013 Defense Drumbeat

April 25, 2013
Shipbuilding portends Navy in Decline (full piece available on Real Clear Defense)

By Mackenzie Eaglen and Bryan McGrath
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