Defense Drumbeats

Jun 12, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
TODAY, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), joined America's Newsroom to discuss the defense budget and his piece in the Wall Street Journal yesterday. Watch the full hit below:
May 22, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke at Brookings with Mike O'Hanlon, senior fellow at Brookings, on military readiness, modernization and innovation:
May 22, 2017 Defense Drumbeat

Chairman Mac Thornberry continues to maintain that a $640B defense budget is required to begin repairing and rebuilding our military.  The Chairman detailed the case for this topline number in the Committee’s annual

May 15, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
Americans don't often hear much about U.S. nuclear weapons. Despite their historical and continued importance to the strategic defense of our country, the most powerful weapons in the U.S. military arsenal are largely outside of the public view.
May 4, 2017 Defense Drumbeat

POLITICO: Scores of House Republicans led by Mike Turner are urging House leaders to take "immediate action" to repeal the caps on defense spending set by the 2011 Budget Control Act.

Apr 18, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON — Heightened tensions on the Korean Peninsula underscore the need for an increased military presence there and worldwide, according to the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.
Apr 17, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
Yesterday, Rep Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Chris Wallace and Fox News Sunday. Watch the exclusive interview below:
Apr 6, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
On Wednesday, the House Armed Services Committee heard from the Service Chiefs on the "Damage to the Military from a Continuing Resolution.” To watch the hearing or read testimony click here. Below are excerpts from some of the stories identifying critical readiness shortfalls:
Mar 31, 2017 Defense Drumbeat
Washington (CNN) The Navy will cancel ship deployments and shut down carrier air wings. The Air Force will ground all non-deploying squadrons in the US. Blue Angel shows will be scrapped, and Fleet Weeks cut. Thousands of bonuses for troops will go unpaid.