Defense Drumbeats

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.” 

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


Washington Post: Army slashing 8,700 jobs as budget cuts begin





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. In the words of our senior military commanders, the video lays out the "dynamic and dramatic impacts" of the impending cuts.