Category Congress

Thornberry, Smith, Announce Final Subcommittee Roster

THORNBERRY, SMITH ANNOUNCE FINAL SUBCOMMITTEE ROSTERS Washington D.C. – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) today announced the final majority and minority members who will lead and serve on subcommittees for the 115th Congress. Mr. O’Rourke will serve as Vice Ranking Member of the Committee.  One additional Democratic […]

Thornberry Announces HASC Committee Vice Chairs

For Immediate Release: February 16, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 THORNBERRY ANNOUNCES COMMITTEE VICE CHAIRS WASHINGTON – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, today announced Subcommittee Vice Chairs for the 115th Congress. Appointing the Vice Chairs, Thornberry said: “The world remains a dangerous place with threats increasing in every […]

Analyst: “Stunning” Amount Of Classified Information Being Leaked Against Trump Administration

Analyst: “Stunning” Amount Of Classified Information Being Leaked Against Trump Administration By Chip Reid, View Original February 15th, 2017 When the president spoke of illegal leaks of classified information, he was right, of course. “These people have committed a potential federal felony in talking to the reporters, and that ought to disturb us,” says CBS News senior […]

Howard Baker’s Words And The Flynn Controversy

Excerpt: Now there is the question of why, after Trump learned from his counsel on Jan. 26, did it take him until late evening of Feb. 13 to fire him. One answer: The Washington Post published a story on the morning of Feb. 13 about the Justice Department informing the White House about the substance […]

The Spy Revolt Against Trump Begins

This is disturbing, disappointing, dangerous, and wrong on so many levels.  Perhaps I was naive; but, I never saw this kind of partisanship in my 33 years in the Intelligence Community (IC).  You just did not do it.  It was certainly rare, and the uncommon exception and almost never done.  You are a civil servant […]

With Trump, Congress Can Kill Sequester: Thornberry

With Trump, Congress Can Kill Sequester: Thornberry · by Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. Rep. Mac Thornberry CAPITOL HILL: Can Congress finally break the logjam of the Budget Control Act and increase spending on defense? Yes we can, said the cautiously optimistic chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. Why are the chances any better this year than for all the […]

NDAA Conference Rpt: Establishes USCYBERCOM; Puts Special Ops On Potential Path As 6th Service

Comments just below and in bold are by/from Dave Maxwell: Of course the big news is establishing Cyber Command as a combatant command.   However, there is some very interesting language regarding SOF in the NDAA Conference Report (not the final bill).  As a friend relayed to me this is the most progressive language for […]

Adviser On National Security Leaves Trump Transition Team

Adviser On National Security Leaves Trump Transition Team The Washington Post · by Jerry Markon · November 15, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump prepared on Tuesday to meet with incoming Vice President Mike Pence to discuss Cabinet selections amid continued uncertainty over who will fill key positions and growing acrimony between Trump advisers and some key Republicans. In one […]

Trump Camp Considering Ayotte For Defense Secretary

Trump Camp Considering Ayotte For Defense Secretary: Report The Hill · by Mark Hensch · November 11, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump‘s team has added outgoing Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) to its shortlist for Defense Secretary, according to a new report. Ayotte would potentially give the Trump administration one of its few female Cabinet members and a major hawkish, neoconservative voice, The Washington […]

After The Republic

We have stepped over the threshold of a revolution. It is difficult to imagine how we might step back, and futile to speculate where it will end. Our ruling class’s malfeasance, combined with insult, brought it about. Donald Trump did not cause it and is by no means its ultimate manifestation. Regardless of who wins […]