Category Congress

Third Phase Of Nunes’ Investigation Will Focus On Obama CIA Dir. John Brennan

Report: Third Phase of Nunes’ Investigation Will Focus on Obama CIA Director John Brennan REUTERS/Yuri Gripas by Kristina Wong 13 Feb 2018     House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) is next planning to investigate the role former CIA Director John Brennan and other Obama intelligence officials played in promoting the unverified dossier on Trump, according to a new […]

HASC Chair Thornberry On National Defense Strategy & Nuclear Posture Review

  HASC Press Release <HASC.Communications@mail.house.gov> 9:29 AM (19 minutes ago) THORNBERRY ON NATIONAL DEFENSE STRATEGY & NUCLEAR POSTURE REVIEW WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following opening statement, as prepared for delivery, at the Full Committee’s hearing entitled, “The National Defense Strategy and the Nuclear Posture Review.” For […]

Cracking The Cha Mystery

The comment highlighted in blue below is by/from Col. (Ret.) David Maxwell; and, his contact info is at the bottom of this page.  RCP, fortunascorner.com David Maxwell Comment:  “Dr. Pastreich has been the most vocal critic of Dr. Cha since the first rumors that he wasbeing considered for the Ambassador to Korea.  This is a […]

Riddles Of Armageddon: Legal Enigmas Of A Nuke Launch Order

Riddles of Armageddon: Legal Enigmas of a Nuke Launch Order thecipherbrief.com · by | Robert Eatinger · January 23, 2018 The recent discussion of whether North Korean leader Kim Jong Un or President Donald Trump has the bigger “nuclear button” raises the question again of procedures, policies and circumstances surrounding the use of nuclear weapons. U.S. military officers […]

Senior Pentagon Official Predicts ‘Screaming And Yelling’ As DoD Restructures

Excerpts: Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan predicted that the restructuring will be “great fodder for stories next year because you’ll probably hear screaming and yelling” among critics of the changes it spawns. It will be led by the Pentagon’s first chief management officer and will focus on centralizing functions like human resources, information technology […]

Pentagon’s Third Offset May Be Dead, But No One Knows What Comes Next

Pentagon’s Third Offset may be dead, but no one knows what comes next By PAUL MCLEARY | Foreign Policy | Published: December 18, 2017  www.stripes.com View Original December 18th, 2017 In 2012, the Pentagon’s senior leadership secretly established a new office to work on state-of-the-art weapons. For the next four years, officials there labored away […]

HASC Chairman Comments On NDAA Passage

THORNBERRY ON NDAA PASSAGE FINAL VOTE: 356-70   WASHINGTON, DC – Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX) made the following statement after final passage of the NDAA Conference Report.  The Conference Report passed the House today with a vote of 356-70.  The conference report will now be approved by the Senate and sent the President for  signature.  This […]

U.S. Congressional Report Identifies 7 Military Options For N. Korea

The 67 page CRS report titled: The North Korean Nuclear Challenge: Military Options and Issues for Congress can be downloaded here: https://fas.org/sgp/crs/nuke/R44994.pdf   From the summary of the report: In this report, CRS identifies seven possible options, with their implications and attendant risks, for the employment of the military to denuclearize North Korea. These options are  maintaining […]

HASC Chair Warns U.S. Submarines Can’t Submerge

For Immediate Release: October 30, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202)-225-2539 LOSING TIME “Every day we live under a continuing resolution is a day we do damage to our military.”  – Mac Thornberry, Chairman, House Armed Services Committee Submarines Can’t Submerge THE PROBLEM: Submarines must receive certification that they are capable of submerging.  The Navy tries to have […]

‘All Bets Off’ For House And Senate Defense Spending Hikes

‘All bets off’ for House and Senate defense spending hikes by Travis J. Tritten for the Washington Examiner | Oct 23, 2017, 12:01 AM   Capitol Hill lawmakers have been hard-pressed by the growing chorus coming from across the river at the Pentagon in recent weeks over passing a budget for 2018. “Our message has been really clear, […]