Category Senate

U.S. Options To Develop A Cyberspace Influence Capability

  Options are one thing.  Actually doing one, or any of them is another matter.  Will the civil libertarians, the lawyers, Congress, and the so-called  mainstream media allow it?  We have tried comparable influence-type activities over the past decades, only to have our hand slapped and told to shut these kind of efforts down.  Will […]

Graham: Congress Has ‘No Plan’ To End Sequestration Amid Military Readiness Challenges

Graham: Congress Has ‘No Plan’ To End Sequestration Amid Military Readiness Challenges ‘We shot down more planes than anybody else because of our budget’ Share Tweet Email Sen. Lindsey Graham / Getty Images BY: Natalie Johnson Follow @nataliejohnsonn May 24, 2017 3:35 pm The Trump administration’s 2018 defense budget proposal will likely extend sequestration into […]

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent

U.S. Eavesdropping Program Goes Silent BETSY WOODRUFF 04.21.17 4:05 PM ET By The Daily Beast, View Original April 21st, 2017 It’s long been considered one of the most important ways American spies gather information overseas. But in 2016, it apparently went dark. Something a little funny might be going on in America’s most secretive court. According […]

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 […]

Hill Republicans Say They’re Growing Frustrated With Mattis

But Republican lawmakers and senior congressional aides said in recent interviews they’re running out of patience with Mattis’ staffing decisions, which have disappointed Republican members of the Senate Armed Services Committee hoping to see their ideological allies elevated to senior levels in the Defense Department. Others are grumbling about Mattis’ refusal to advocate a bigger […]

Pentagon: ‘Play Hardball’ Against Ryan Plan

Excerpt: The memo is more evidence of frayed ties between Congress and the Pentagon’s civilian leaders. Key lawmakers and their aides have been complaining for months about their toxic relationship with the Pentagon under Carter. “We have less communication than any secretary of defense that I’ve ever been associated with,” Senate Armed Services Chairman John […]

‘DNC Hacker’ Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say ‘DNC Hacker’ Unmasked: He Really Works for Russia, Researchers Say by Shane Harris,Nancy A. Youssef  July 26, 2016  3 min read  original The hacker who claimed to compromise the DNC swore he was Romanian. But new research shows he worked directly for the Vladimir Putin government in Moscow. The hacker who claims to have stolen emails […]

More On The Concealed Provisions Of The Iran Nuclear Deal: Less Limits On Nuke Development AP Exclusive: Document Shows Less Limits On Iran Nuke Work July 18, 2016 View photos FILE — In this July 14, 2015 file photo, young Iranian men cheer and show victory signs while holding a picture of Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, reading “Zarif is Mosaddegh of our time,” comparing Zarif to Mohammad Mosaddegh, […]

What’s Eating Bill McRaven: Is Congress Too Ignorant Of The Military? What’s Eating Bill McRaven: Is Congress Too Ignorant Of The Military? by James Kitfield  8 min read  original The US military is still at war but Washington is not. The resulting tensions are eroding the fundamental compact between America’s warrior and political classes. The recent op-ed by retired Adm. William McRaven, former head of Special Operations Command and the man […]

Obama Admin Hiding Info On $1.7B ‘Ransom Payment’ To Iran From Congress Obama Admin Hiding Info On $1.7B ‘Ransom Payment’ to Iran From Congress   Lawmakers working to force full disclosure about taxpayer cash for Tehran BY:  Adam Kredo              June 30, 2016 1:35 pm The Obama administration is withholding from congressional leaders documents and information related to a $1.7 billion U.S. taxpayer funded payout to Iran […]