Defense Drumbeats

Nov 20, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - This week Congress will kick the can down the road once again and enact another wasteful Continuing Resolution. As Secretary of Defense Esper said last week, “CRs disrupt training, impede readiness, delay maintenance, impose uncertainty on the workforce, & induce inefficient & constrained contracting practices.”

Nov 13, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on reports that an additional Continuing Resolution will extend until December 20th:

Nov 6, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the Dallas Morning News featured a column by Ranking Member Thornberry in which he once again raised the alarm about the dangers of a full-year Continuing Resolution.  You can read excerpts below:

Sep 20, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - A recent CRS report found that “DOD has started the fiscal year under a CR for 13 of the past 18 years and every year since FY2010 excluding FY2019.

Jun 12, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON- At the markup of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Democrats will have an opportunity to support an amendment offered by Ranking Member Mac Thornberry (R-TX) that would follow through with the recommendations of two Secretaries of Defense, senior military leadership, and the bipartisan National Defense Strategy Commission to provide 3-5% real growth in the defense budge

May 20, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC -Last week, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee released his fifth proposal aimed at reforming the Department of Defense. Read more on Thornberry’s proposals here.

May 9, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON -This week, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, joined FOX's America's Newsroom to discuss the developing situation in the Middle East, North Korean launches, and Venezuela.

Apr 9, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON, DC - Last year Military Times published a landmark investigation of military aviation demonstrating that manned aviation accidents “spiked almost 40 percent over the past five years, killing 133 service members since 2013.” This week

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Mar 5, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

WASHINGTON- On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee will convene a hearing on Nuclear Deterrence Policy.  Topics will range from the cost of maintaining and upgrading our nuclear arsenal, withdrawal from the INF Treaty, and a proposed No First Use Policy.  Each of these controversial issues has been surrounded by myths and half-truths.  Before the hearing begins, we should get to T

Mar 5, 2019 Defense Drumbeat

Nuclear Modernization Is Affordable And Critical

 

 “It's not an enormous part of our budget, but it is a critical part of our budget.”

Ash Carter, President Obama’s Secretary of Defense, March 2016

 

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