Category Congress

POTUS Trump To Nominate Key Admin Personnel — Including USD(I)

Note VADM Kernan for USD(I) President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent To Nominate Personnel To Key Administration Posts https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2017/07/17/president-donald-j-trump-announces-intent-nominate-personnel-key President Donald J. Trump today announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key positions in his Administration: Peter Henry Barlerin of Colorado to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America […]

House Proposes Cuts For Key Cyber Security Agency

Excerpts: House Cuts NIST Funding, But Not As Much as White House   Also on Thursday, the House Appropriations Committee forwarded a Commerce, Justice and Science funding bill that cuts money for the government’s main cyber standards agency but by less than President Donald Trump requested.   The National Institute of Standards and Technology will […]

Mattis Opposes Plan To Create New Military Branch For Space

Mattis Opposes Plan To Create New Military Branch For Space By Rebecca Kheel, thehill.com View Original July 12th, 2017 Defense Secretary James Mattis opposes a provision in the House’s version of the annual defense policy bill that would create a new military branch dedicated to space, a development congressional opponents of the move are hoping will bolster […]

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill

House Armed Services Panel Unveils $696.5 Billion Defense Authorization Bill By: Joe Gould, for Defense News // July 10, 2017     WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee unveiled its $696.5 billion defense policy bill on Monday, which reflects an emerging deal among House Republican leaders but falls short what pro-defense lawmakers sought.  The committee’s draft 2018 National Defense […]

A Shaky Hand But Steady Heart

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jul/3/declaration-of-independence-signer-elbridge-gerry-/ A Shaky Hand But Steady Heart How one of the Founding Fathers overcame infirmity to sign the Declaration of Independence By Thomas C. Stewart – – Monday, July 3, 2017       Hard copy July 4, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Have you ever looked at the signatures of the men who signed the Declaration of Independence? Yes, it’s difficult to […]

House Lawmakers Demand Accountability Review For U.S. Special Operations Forces

House Lawmakers Demand Accountability Review For U.S. Special Operations Forces By Carlo Muñoz, www.washingtontimes.com View Original June 28th, 2017 House defense lawmakers are demanding U.S. special operations command and the head of the Pentagon’s special operations directorate conduct an accountability review of the military’s elite units, amid reports of heavy drug abuse within the teams. The legislative […]

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options

Authorization For The Use Of Military Force Options By Divergent Options, divergentoptions.org View Original June 22nd, 2017 Silence Dogood has a background in defense issues and experience working in Congress.  Divergent Options’ content does not contain information of an official nature nor does the content represent the official position of any government, any organization, or any group.  […]

HASC Subcommittee On Strategic Forces FY18 NDAA Mark Release

For Immediate Release: June 20, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539   MARK RELEASE: SUBCOMMITTEE ON STRATEGIC FORCES   WASHINGTON – Led by Chairman Mike Rogers (R-AL) and Ranking Member Jim Cooper (D-TN), the Committee on Armed Services Subcommittee for Strategic Forces today released its proposals for the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act […]

HASC Subcommittee On Tactical Air & Land Forces FY18 NDAA Markups — Includes Strengthening & Improving ISR Capabilities

For Immediate Release: June 21, 2017 Contact: HASC Communications (202) 225-2539 OPENING REMARKS OF CHAIRMAN TURNER SUBCOMMITTEE ON TACTICAL AIR & LAND FORCES   WASHINGTON – Today, Rep. Michael Turner (R-OH), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee’s […]

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’

“Hue 1968: A Turning Point Of The American War In Vietnam,” — New Book By Historian/Author Mark Bowden; ‘Twenty-Four Days Of Non-Stop Urban Battle That Turned The Tables In Vietnam’   www.fortunascorner.com         Noted author/historian, Mark Bowden who has written 13 books, including the classic and national bestseller, “Black Hawk Down,” has a brand […]