WASHINGTON, DC - Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the following comments regarding the release of the National Defense Strategy:
"This National Defense Strategy is a serious and important blueprint that recognizes the complex array of threats we face, both the known and unknown, across traditional and new domains of warfare. Congress now has important work ahead of us to fully fund this strategy, giving our troops the equipment, training, and personnel they need to execute it. If Congress does not come together to find a way to fund this strategy, Secretary Mattis must explicitly inform Congress and the American people of the consequences of that failure. What is unacceptable under all circumstances is to continue to ask our troops to do more with less and turn a blind eye to the deadly consequences of a steadily-eroding force."