Thornberry On NDS Commission Report

Nov 14, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on the report of the National Defense Strategy Commission:

“The National Defense Strategy Commission was chartered by Congress to independently assess the National Defense Strategy against the threats we face and the resources we have. The Commission’s bipartisan report validates the focus on great power competition as we determine the size, shape, and capabilities of our armed forces. It reinforces my belief that we cannot afford to return to the days of budget driven strategies or risk reversing the readiness restoration already underway. It also echoes some of my own concerns; that we are falling behind on key capabilities, that Congress is not reliably providing appropriate resources, and that we face difficult choices if we are going to provide the country with the defense it deserves.”