Defense Drumbeats

Feb 6, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks reminding Congress of its Constitutional obligation:
Feb 5, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
The United States’ nuclear deterrent has been the cornerstone of our national defense and of international stability since World War II. Today, operating, sustaining, and recapitalizing our nuclear deterrent accounts for only about 4 percent of our overall defense budget, yet its value to America’s security is incalculable.
Feb 1, 2018 Defense Drumbeat

Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX) led a conversation with Secretary of Defense Mattis and Secretary of State Tillerson at the GOP retreat.  After the conversation, he spoke with members of the media about the consequences of stopgap funding for our military.  Some of his comments are below, watch the entire clip 

Jan 31, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
In early December of 2017, world technology leaders assembled in Wuzhen, China, for the 4th Annual World Internet Conference. It was a widely attended event and included the chief executive officers of Apple and Google. The theme of the conference was “developing a digital economy of openness and shared benefits.”
Jan 30, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
Rep. Vicky Hartzler is among the rising defense hawk voices in the House who have been repeating a dire warning: The U.S. military is stretched dangerously thin.
Jan 23, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
“No enemy in the field has done more to harm the combat readiness of our military than sequestration.” – Hon. Jim Mattis, Secretary of Defense
Jan 22, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Fox News' Outnumbered OT to discuss the impacts that the government shutdown and expected Continuing Resolution have on the military. Read some of his concerns and watch the interview below:
Jan 17, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
For all the talk over a showdown with North Korea, few are asking: Do the less than 1% of Americans in the armed forces have the most lethal weapons and best training to defend the country? There is reason to wonder, and Congress has an opportunity to shore up the military as the world grows more dangerous.

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