Category U.S. House Of Rep.

Russian Experts See Insufficient Attention To Countering PGS, Cite U.S. ‘Geophysical Vulnerabilities’

03/17/2017 Russian Experts See Insufficient Attention To Countering PGS, Cite U.S. ‘Geophysical Vulnerabilities’ Moscow Nezavisimoye Voyennoye Obozreniye Online in Russian 17 Mar 17 [Article by Leonid Orlenko: “How To Protect Against Prompt Global Strike. The Invulnerability of Strategic Nuclear Forces in a Surprise Nuclear Attack Must Be Guaranteed”] About the author: Leonid Petrovich Orlenko is […]

Pentagon Drumbeat: Military Sharply Warns Congress Against Punting On Spending

For Immediate Release:March 31, 2017 Contact:HASC Communications (202)-225-2539 DEFENSE DRUMBEAT: MILITARY SHARPLY WARNS CONGRESS AGAINST PUNTING ON SPENDING By Jeremy Herb, CNNMarch 30, 2017Washington (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 […]

Russia’s Export Of Corruption Is The Real Threat, Not Espionage

The Problem With Russian Connections Is Corruption, Not Espionage Publication: Eurasia Daily Monitor Volume: 14 Issue: 29 By: Pavel K. Baev March 6, 2017 05:38 PM Age: 13 hours Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and President Vladimir Putin (Source: Russia Insider) Revelations of improper and conveniently forgotten meetings and conversations with Russian officials bedevil […]

HASC Chairman Thornberry On Defense Budget Outline: “We Can & Should Do More”

For Immediate Release:February 27, 2017 Contact:Claude Chafin (202) 225-2539   THORNBERRY ON LOW DEFENSE BUDGET OUTLINE NUMBER‘WE CAN AND SHOULD DO MORE’ WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following comments in response to reports that the Trump Administration plans to offer a $603 billion budget […]

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 […]

Rumored Names For Deputy Secretary Of Defense & Secretaries Of The Navy & Air Force

Rumored Names For Deputy Secretary Of Defense & Secretaries Of The Navy & Air Force      Defense News has an article on their website this morning, December 18, 2016, speculating on who may serve as Secretary of Defense Mattis’s (assuming he is confirmed) deputy, as well as candidates for the Service Secretaries. The […]

Initial Findings Of The U.S. House Of Representatives Joint Task Force On U.S. Central Command Intelligence Analysis

Left unsaid or addressed is any White House pressure on the CENTCOM leadership to slant or change the intelligence assessments on the Islamic Statea.  This is a POTUS and White House that repeatedly downplayed the threat that ISIS posed to the U.S. and the West; with the POTUS describing ISIS as the ‘javee team.’  And […]

McCain Panel Makes Ambitious Attempt To Streamline Balkanized Military Chain Of Command

Seven key points summarized below:   National Security Council.  Chairman of the Joint Chiefs.  Combatant Commands. General and Admirals. Office of the Secretary of Defense. Staffs and Headquarters.  Strategy Documents.   Conclusion: Collectively, the strategic-integration proposals contained in the Senate Armed Services Committees 2017 authorization bill would simplify and improve the functioning of a byzantine military system […]

Defense Bill Passes The House 277-147

DEFENSE BILL PASSES THE HOUSE 277-147 WASHINGTON – Today, the House Passed H.R. 4909 (277-147), the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017.  Upon passage, Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement: “This bipartisan bill supports the men and women who volunteer to put their lives on […]

HAC Passes Defense Spending Bill

HAC Passes Defense Spending Bill —WILL SKOWRONSKI The House Appropriations Committee passed its version of the Fiscal 2017 defense spending bill Tuesday. In line with the House Armed Services Committee’s version of the defense authorization bill, the $575.7 billion appropriations bill directs a large portion, $15.7 billion of the $58.6 billion in overseas contingency operations […]