Feb 12, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
America’s military must be ready to fight and win on every battlefield, in every domain, on every day. That daunting task is more challenging than ever. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis stated in the Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy that “free men and women in America’s military will fight with skill and valor to protect us.”
Feb 8, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
"If you are a soldier on a mountaintop in Afghanistan right now or standing near the Demilitarized Zone in South Korea, you are not concerned about the 'to-ing' and 'fro-ing' of all this politics, you're concerned about whether your equipment works, whether you are going to get paid, whether the government is going to shut down. We need to take care of essential business first."
Congress spent Tuesday working on a budget deal to avoid another government shutdown, and one adult on Capitol Hill was Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, who ripped America’s representatives for failing to provide reliable funding for the military.
Feb 7, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
Moments ago, Republicans members of the House Committee on Armed Services praised the bipartisan budget agreement as a win for our men and women in uniform, explaining the vote is critical to rebuilding and repairing our military. The deal also frees the military, which was being held hostage to other domestic spending and policy disputes.