Defense Drumbeats

May 17, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

Thirty one military service and veterans organizations urged Congress this week save America’s Armed Forces from the “catastrophic impact that sequestration would have on the defense budget and future national security.” 

May 17, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

This week, Defending Defense, a joint initiative of the American Enterprise Institute, Foreign Policy Initiative, and the Heritage Foundation, urged Congress to act immediately to stop sequestration. The $1 trillion in cuts resulting from sequestrations would pose an unacceptable risk to national security and to our industrial base.

May 17, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

Fact Sheet: TRICARE and the FY13 NDAA

May 17, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

BY: Adam Kredo
Washington Free Beacon
May 16, 2012 2:12 pm

May 14, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

In a May 9th letter to Chairman McKeon, former high-ranking officials under Presidents Reagan and Bush, including Attorneys General Ed Meese and Mike Mukasey, wrote in strong support of detainee language in the FY13 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and expressed opposition to language offered by Reps. Adam Smith (D-WA) and Justin Amash (R-MI). 

May 2, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

Following a letter from 48 governors to Secretary Panetta to "strongly oppose the disproportionate cuts facing the Air National Guard as part of the U.S. Air Force's fiscal 2013 budget request," Chairman McKeon wrote to the governors to seek their input on cuts resulting from sequestration.