“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.”
Stars and Stripes
by Matthew M. Burke
By Howard P. “Buck” McKeon
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.
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:
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.
“Going from three cops to two cops in a pretty rough neighborhood”
1. Half of Sequestration Triggers Will Fall Directly on Defense