Defense Drumbeats

Jan 10, 2012 Defense Drumbeat

Washington -- After the President released his new defense strategy last week, it did not take long for military analysts, editorial boards and members of the House Armed Services Committee to recognize the danger in a strategy that retreats from world leadership at a time of uncertainty and makes America less safe.

Dec 16, 2011 Defense Drumbeat
Washington – Armed Services Committee Members Reps. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Tim Griffin (R-AR) each firmly clarified and dismissed myths and misinformation about the National Defense Authorization Act and the detainee provisions in the conference report. Griffin's radio segment and Thornberry's thorough blog post on the matter are both included below:
Dec 14, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

The 82%: New poll results show that 82 percent of respondents do not want the super committee to cut spending on defense programs, including programs for soldiers and veterans.

Dec 14, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

“Going from three cops to two cops in a pretty rough neighborhood”

Dec 14, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

1. Half of Sequestration Triggers Will Fall Directly on Defense

Dec 14, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

Washington – Today the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee released the third in a series of videos highlighting the immediate and "irreversible damage" that sequestration cuts will do to America's military.

Dec 14, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

The Hill confirmed yesterday what Armed Services Committee Republicans have been warning about for months: The cost of the first wave of Budget Control Act defense cuts is more expensive than anticipated.

Dec 1, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

As the Department of Defense begins to plan for sequestration next fiscal year, details are emerging about cuts already enacted by the Budget Control Act, with personnel, compensation and health care for retirees slated for the deepest cuts according to a recent Bloomberg story.

Nov 9, 2011 Defense Drumbeat
Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces
(2:00 pm – 2118 Rayburn – Open)

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Panel on Defense Financial Management and Audibility Reform
(8:00 am – 2212 Rayburn – Open)

Friday, November 18, 2011