Defense Drumbeats

Oct 12, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
“Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.” - Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee “Outranged, Outgunned, and Outdated”
Oct 11, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
“Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.” - Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
Oct 10, 2017 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON - Sunday, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) joined Sunday Morning Futures on Fox News to talk about defense spending, the nuclear deal and

Oct 10, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
“Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.” - Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
Oct 6, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
As the Navy struggles to keep as many ships at sea as possible, the CR puts 11 in limbo- they can’t go to sea and they can’t get fixed. #LosingTime
Oct 5, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
“Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.” - Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee
Sep 14, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
Following a summer in which 42 service members died in accidents connected to a military readiness crisis, Congress voted to impose yet another continuing resolution on America’s men and women in uniform. This is the ninth time in a row that the US Military will start the year with a CR. As Chairman Thornberry pointed out in the Washington Post , “CRs… present a stark risk. Continuing to govern from fiscal cliff to fiscal cliff — as we have done for years now — forces the military to limp along on stopgap funding and would shortchange it over $60 billion through fiscal year 2018 compared with the bipartisan House position.”
Sep 8, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee hosted a hearing to discuss the recent Naval accidents. The discussion also turned to the ongoing readiness issues the Navy faces, including reduced training, long deployments and continued budget uncertainty. Below are excerpts from some of the stories identifying critical readiness shortfalls:
Sep 8, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
This summer, the nation mourned the 42 service members who died in accidents related to readiness challenges across our military. The deaths of 17 sailors aboard the USS John S. McCain and USS Fitzgerald, along with separate accidents claiming the lives of 19 Marines and six soldiers, grabbed the nation’s attention. But words of sorrow do not sufficiently honor their deaths, let alone prevent further incidents. It is essential to reverse the consequences of Washington’s funding paralysis and do what is right by those who raise their hands to serve.
Sep 7, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
"With hurricane relief and the debt ceiling grabbing the headlines, it will be easy to overlook today’s Congressional hearing on recent ship collisions in the Pacific Ocean. But policymakers should not.

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