Defense Drumbeats

Mar 16, 2012 Defense Drumbeat
Makes bold critique of President Obama's defense strategy and previews legislative proposals
Mar 7, 2012 Defense Drumbeat
In his most recent Sunday column in the Washington Post, Robert Samuelson repeats the refrain that sequestration would be devastating for our military.
Mar 7, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

This week at a hearing of House Budget Committee on the Department of Defense and the FY13 Budget Request, Chairman Paul Ryan delivered opening remarks in which he pushed the Obama administration to honestly confront the real drivers of our debt, rather than make deep cuts to America's defense capability.

Mar 7, 2012 Defense Drumbeat
In an interview on Fox News last week, retired four star and former Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, General Jack Keane was asked about comments President Obama made to ABC News claiming he listens to his commanders on the ground.
Mar 5, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

The Washington Post reported on Sunday that China’s Communist Party rulers plan to boost military spending by 11 percent this year.  As a result, China’s public defense budget will pass the $100 billion mark for the first time.  In the pa

Feb 22, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

1. Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of the Air Force
Full Committee
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 –10:00am –2118 Rayburn – Open

Witnesses:
The Honorable Michael B. Donley
Secretary of the Air Force

General Norton A. Schwartz, USAF
Chief of Staff
U. S. Air Force

Feb 21, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

By Max Boot
Commentary Magazine

Feb 8, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

1. Full Committee

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 –10:00am –2118 Rayburn – Open

The committee will meet to receive testimony on the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense.

Witnesses:

The Honorable Leon E. Panetta
Secretary of Defense

Feb 6, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

Further budget cuts will erode our security and put the country back on a path leading to another ill-equipped and ill-prepared military — as in 2001. It was unacceptable then, and it’s unacceptable now.” 

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