Category Congress

Inhofe, Reed Back New Military Fund To Confront China

David Maxwell Comment:  “Recall when we excited the “Asian Pivot” during the previous administration?  We provided almost no resources to do and it was really a lip serve exercise.  I think in the ned it was going to raise the apportioned force level from 50% of US military forces to 55% but as “apportioned” forces […]

Senate’s Iran Resolution Has A Special Operations Problem

Excerpt: The problem? The resolution proscribes Joint Special Operations Command operations against Iran. That prohibition comes with the demand that President Trump “terminate the use of United States Armed Forces for hostilities against the Islamic Republic of Iran or any part of its government or military, unless explicitly authorized by a declaration of war or […]

Countering EMP Threat Now In Law

Countering EMP threat now in law washingtontimes.com · by Bill Gertz U.S. infrastructure is vulnerable to devastating electromagnetic pulse attacks. (Associated Press/File) more > The latest defense authorization bill signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 20 contains new measures requiring the federal government to protect the nation from the danger of nuclear-blast-produced electromagnetic pulse (EMP) attacks and […]

Leaked Document Outlines All The Ways The Army Would Suffer If Congress Doesn’t Pass A Budget

Leaked document outlines all the ways the Army would suffer if Congress doesn’t pass a budget taskandpurpose.com · November 26, 2019 cash rules everything around me Haley Britzky November 26, 2019 at 05:20 PM news Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. (Andrew Harnik/Associated Press) An internal Army document obtained by Task & Purpose lays out the many ways […]

Damaging Defense: Thornberry On New CR; Debilitating Impacts Of CR

For Immediate Release: November 13, 2019 Contact: Claude Chafin (202) 226-3988 DAMAGING DEFENSE: THORNBERRY ON NEW CR DEBILITATING IMPACTS OF CR WIDELY REPORTED WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on reports that an additional Continuing Resolution will extend until December 20th: “Reports that the next […]

Rep. John Ratcliffe Favored To Replace Dan Coats As Director Of National Intelligence

Rep. John Ratcliffe favored to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence Axios · by Jonathan Swan President Trump is expected to nominate Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas) to replace Dan Coats as director of national intelligence, according to three sources familiar with the president’s deliberations. Behind the scenes: Trump was thrilled by Ratcliffe’s admonishment of former special counsel […]

Summary Of House Floor Activity Re The NDAA

From: Peter Huessy <geostrategicanalysis@verizon.net> Date: July 13, 2019 at 3:48:21 PM EDT To: geostrategicanalysis@verizon.net Subject: Summary of House Floor Activity re the NDAA Summary of House Floor Activity re the NDAA The bill passed Friday with 220 votes with the entirety of the Republican caucus voting no along with 8 Democratic members of the House. During consideration of the […]

How To Fix the Pentagon’s Misused War Spending Account

The 11 page report can be downloaded here from AEI: https://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/How-to-Fix-the-Pentagons-Misused-War-Spending-Account.pdf How to Fix the Pentagon’s Misused War Spending Account | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · By Rick Berger & Mackenzie Eaglen Key Points The use of “fake Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO)” funds is a product of the arbitrary Budget Control Act (BCA) spending caps and will not disappear until […]

HASC Chair Thornberry On Appointment Of Mark Esper As Acting Defense Secretary

For Immediate Release: June 18, 2019 Contact: Claude Chafin (202) 226-3988   THORNBERRY ON ACTING SECRETARY SHANAHAN   WASHINGTON, DC – Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following remarks on the withdrawal of Acting Secretary of Defense Pat Shanahan’s nomination, the appointment of Mark Esper, Secretary of the Army, as […]

Thornberry Files Amendment To Protect Readiness And Deter Adversaries

For Immediate Release: June 11, 2019 Contact: Claude Chafin (202) 226-3988 THORNBERRY FILES AMENDMENT TO PROTECT READINESS AND DETER ADVERSARIES WASHINGTON- Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, today released an amendment he intends to offer during the Committee’s consideration of HR 2500, The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. […]