By Max Boot
1. Full Committee
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 –10:00am –2118 Rayburn – Open
The committee will meet to receive testimony on the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Budget Request from the Department of Defense.
The Honorable Leon E. Panetta
Secretary of Defense
“Further budget cuts will erode our security and put the country back on a path leading to another ill-equipped and ill-prepared military — as in 2001. It was unacceptable then, and it’s unacceptable now.”
Stars and Stripes
by Matthew M. Burke
By Howard P. “Buck” McKeon
Washington -- After the President released his new defense strategy last week, it did not take long for military analysts, editorial boards and members of the House Armed Services Committee to recognize the danger in a strategy that retreats from world leadership at a time of uncertainty and makes America less safe.