Defense Drumbeats

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
Nov 7, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

"Going From Three Cops To Two Cops In A Pretty Rough Neighborhood": The Face of Cuts Already Enacted

Nov 2, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

Washington, DC - The top military officers from the four service branches told members of the House Armed Services Committee today that further defense cuts will dramatically weaken U.S.

Oct 31, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

"The Pentagon vs. the Welfare State"
By Robert Samuelson

Oct 26, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

Readiness Subcommittee Chairman Randy Forbes (R-VA) recently published an opinion piece for Stars and Stripes analyzing some of the undesirable but likely outcomes and long-term damage that could come from more severe cuts to our military.

Oct 14, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal Friday, Chairman McKeon laid out the consequences of further defense cuts during a time of war and economic hardship. 

As the congressional super committee deliberates, McKeon urges its members to focus on their mandate of to cut entitlement spending and not take one more penny out of defense.

Oct 11, 2011 Defense Drumbeat

This weekend, Army leaders used the Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting to warn against steep cuts to the Army that could excessively shrink the force, making it difficult to meet the demands of a complex and volatile strategic landscape.

Oct 11, 2011 Defense Drumbeat
Marine Corps Commandant General James F. Amos recently sent a letter to Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, detailing the critical roles both the Navy and Marine Corps play in national defense and global stability.