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The U.S. House Committee on Armed Services, commonly known as the House Armed Services Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives.

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Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee filed a proposal to reform the National Security Council
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US: The House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that now...
The House Armed Services Committee has included an amendment to the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act...
6,173 SIGNATURES. TARGET: Your representatives. The House Armed Services Committee just passed an amendment to the...
The House Armed Services Committee this week passed a bill that gave the Navy and Marine Corps...
"The House Armed Services Committee narrowly passed an amendment to the 2017 defense spending bill on Wednesday...
UPDATE: After 16 hours of intense debate, the House Armed Services Committee passed the bipartisan... https:…
House Armed Services Committee wrapped up @ 2:30 this AM. Proud to add personnel benefits to defense bill. htt…
Is the prairie chicken a national security threat?: The House Armed Services Committee this week approved an ...
Proposal to add women to draft gets House Armed Services Committee support
"The House Armed Services Committee approved an annual defense policy bill early Thursday morning that includes a provision that would
Bill would require women to register for draft: The House Armed Services Committee approved an annua...
The House Armed Services Committee is taking a look at killing the Selective Service in this year's
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Sec of Navy Lehman "Kasich is uniquely qualified, with his solid record of 18 yrs on House Armed Services Committee, to protect our nation.”
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Rep. is on the House Armed Services Committee so that means her focus is on international threats.
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Rep. Hunter sits on the House Armed Services Committee and is also chairman of the Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation Subcommittee.
John Kasich was a member of House Armed Services Committee for 18 years. He's the choice of FP experts.
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RINO?! Come on! 18 yrs on House Armed Services Committee, six as chairman of the House Budget Committee
He said in the debate last night. 18 yeas on the House Armed Services Committee
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Has anyone noticed how John Kasich keeps calling the House Armed Services Committee the 'Defense' Committee? That bothers me.
Hey It's called the House Armed Services Committee. Get it right.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee intends to introduce an acquisition reform bill later this month.
House Armed Services Committee to markup FY17 in subcommittees 4/20-4/21, full committee 4/27, and on House floor week of May 16.
House Armed Services Committee chairman Thornberry won't weigh in on Trump: "I'm just going to focus on my job right here."
Coming up: Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. John Paxton Jr. testifies before the House Armed Services Committee at 10:30 a.m.
House Armed Services Committee we are still spending more on Defense then the next 9 countries
Duncan Hunter of House Armed Services Committee says Trump would be a great President! Smart guy
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Mary J. Miller told the House Armed Services Committee's Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities 'I ...
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Gen. Campbell, leader of the fight in Afghanistan, will testify at House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.
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House Armed Services Committee Hearing on Defense Acquisition Reform happening now, watch it live:
Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, made the following statement on North...
The House Armed Services Committee is full of vets and even disabled vets but is failing to help our disabled vets
Daily we pray House Armed Services Committee will finally change & recognize HASCs honor debt to and support disabled vets
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That's not the Obama administration's report. That's the (GOP-run) House Armed Services Committee timeline.
last week's testimony before House Armed Services Committee summed up by
Obama said no boots on the ground in Mideast. Carter Ash tells the House Armed Services Committee, the US action is a full-scale war.
Iraq does not need foreign troops: PM: Carter told the House Armed Services Committee earlier that a "speciali...
Ashton Carter needs to join along with most of House Armed Services Committee
Watched Ash Carter's testimony given earlier in the week before the House Armed Services Committee on Questions seemed thoughtful.
great job at the House Armed Services Committee yesterday. That is a VERY valid concern that is not being brought up anywhere!
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House Armed Services Committee hearing: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard warns of nuclear war from U.S. 'war to overthrow Assad'
Spies Back in Action Against ISIS? told the House Armed Services Committee on Tue...
Defence Secretary Ashton Carter told members of the House Armed Services Committee.
Outside Views on the Strategy for Iraq and Syria. U.S. House Armed Services Committee . Streamed live on 18 Nov...
"We have not contained ISIL." General Joe Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told the House Armed Services Committee today.
"We have not contained ISIL." Gen Joe Dunford (USMC), Chairman of Joint Chiefs told House Armed Services Committee
Is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (Mac Thornberry) actually Michael McDonald? (from MadTV)
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a subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee discussed the US aircraft carrier fleet and the modernization of U.S. nuclear weapons.
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Frustration among the uniformed service is real the ranking Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee
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Testimony to House Armed Services Committee acknowledged that the military could have launched an F-16 fighter jet and…
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House Armed Services Committee: there was no stand down order given.
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Rep Rob Rittman, R-Va, House Armed Services Committee, at the Military Reporters and Editors Conf in DC.
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Only 60-70% potentially reconcilable in No Haqqani and no AQ: says Gen Campbell at House Armed Services Committee
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House Armed Services Committee is holding a hearing at 1 p.m. central time today on military suicide prevention.
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Russian & US warplanes have a close encounter over Syria. of House Armed Services Committee joins me 5-7PM ET
Video ISIS is growing in Afghanistan, congressman says: Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, R...
Former Congressman Kasich sat on the House Armed Services Committee for almost two decades. He knows.
Lara Schmidt presented perspective on the 2015 Dept of Defense Strategy to the House Armed Services Committee
Perspective on 2015 DoD Cyber Strategy: Testimony presented before the House Armed Services Committee on September…
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House Armed Services Committee report on who Iran supports.
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Watch the House Armed Services Committee's hearing on the Navy's Optimized Fleet Response Plan here:
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House Armed Services Committee made an advertisement for the NDAA: . So weird
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Top donor to Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is Lockheed Martin, maker of the
Congressman Chris Gibson of New York, an Iraq War veteran and member of the House Armed Services Committee, will...
23. ...than reporters? C'mon. Romney got that stat after it was published by the House Armed Services Committee.
In a House Armed Services Committee hearing on Wednesday, Middle East experts expressed their concerns about the...
Good grief, Loretta Sanchez is a "top member of the House Armed Services Committee"?
The battle for the Senate majority in 2016 is spilling over into the House Armed Services Committee
The 2016 battle for the Senate has spilled over into the House Armed Services Committee:
Read Ashton Carter's speech before the House Armed Services Committee on U.S. policy and strategy in the Middle East
New column: Mac Thornberry, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, has a weapons-grade bad idea.
According to Ham’s own June 2013 testimony to the House Committee on Armed Services, that’s not true:
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It was a privilege to represent SpaceX and our talented workforce at the House Armed Services Committee hearing today
In case you haven't had your fill of political wonk, the House Armed Services Committee is hearing the RD-180 engine this morning.
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In House Armed Services Committee hearing titled: Nuclear Deterrence in the 21st Century
House Armed Services Committee just recessed from hearing on nukes, "our highest security interest," to vote on Confederate flag matters.
Soon to be re-issued by the Republican majority on the House Armed Services Committee.
Students hear Fred Kagan testify today before the House Armed Services Committee & talk to SC Rep. http…
The US contemplates partitioning Iraq: During an exchange in the House Armed Services Committee last Wednesday...
The U.S. House Armed Services Committee confirms Russia's use of mobile crematoriums to conceal the number of...
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The House Armed Services Committee chair on recent gains by the terror group in Iraq and Syria.
House Armed Services Committee discussing nuclear weapon options is on CSPAN2
The Hill Thornberry: ‘Important to try’ to get an ISIS war powers resolution: House Armed Services Committee c...
Armed Services chief: Panel to scrutinize war fund: The head of the House Armed Services Committee...
The Hill Lawmakers press Armed Services on defense priorities at home: The House Armed Services Committee on T...
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General John Campbell, the commander of Operation Resolute ... a House Armed Services Committee hearing on U.S. policy in Afghanistan. ...
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House Armed Services Committee releases procurement bill for DoD.
As I said, if you paid attention to House Armed Services Committee you'ld have known there wouldn't be an agreement today.
FULL STATEMENT: Gen. Campbell to House Armed Services Committee on the situation in
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Visiting delegation from the US House Armed Services Committee with DCM Alexander Hug this morning at SMM briefing
Last week Representatives Thornberry (R-TX) and Smith (D-WA), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, unveil…
Reps of the House Armed Services Committee w/ Chairman Mac Thornberry met Dep Parl Speaker in Kyiv
Marine Corps Gen.Joseph Dunford revealed to House Armed Services Committee that Obama ordered our Marines to destroy their weapons
Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman testifies about the nations defense budget at an House Armed Services committee hearing.
The Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee thinks we should increase the National Defense budget.
Photo: His Majesty King Abdullah II meets with the House Armed Services Committee delegation headed by Joe Wilson
Read testimony to the House Armed Services Committee today on ISIS (pdf)
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Marc Lynch from George Washington University is incredible. I'm watching his testimony at the House Armed Services Committee-He's compelling
House Armed Services Committee to inspect Gitmo later this month:
The Hill House members to inspect Gitmo this month: Members of the House Armed Services Committee will visit t...
The House Armed Services Committee chairman says the AUMF might not pass. Here's why.
Lawmakers seek $1B in military aid for Ukraine: The leaders of the House Armed Services Committee ...
House Armed Services Committee introduced bill Tues. to provide $1 billion in arms to Ukraine.
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Letter from House Committee on Armed Services Advocating for Deploying U.S. Nuclear Weapons in Europe.
House Armed Services Committee just announced new legislation for lethal military assistance - $1 billion
Very helpful bipartisan retreat today with House Armed Services Committee members at the
The House Armed Services Committee will question the defense secretary on Wednesday. ...read more Source: NBC News
The Democratic and Republican leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Committee ar...
Correction: House Armed Services Committee chair/ranking call 6pm press conf TUESDAY on their bill to arm Ukraine.
It's a shocker - the retired House Armed Services Committee chairman stays in Washington to work for industry clients
this week in testimony to the House Armed Services Committee, as he described how the group was surfacing in North Africa.
On Tuesday, members of the House Armed Services Committee met with Jordan’s King Abdullah in which he expressed...
The Hill Lawmakers skeptical of call to abolish Tricare: Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee on We...
Jordanian King Abdullah quoted Eastwood to the House Armed Services Committee: "Any man I see out there, I'm...
.named vice chair of the House Armed Services Committee strategic forces subcommittee, which has oversight of milspace.
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Jordan's King Abdullah, speaking to the House Armed Services Committee, quoted something Clint Eastwood said in "U…
Finally... Someone has had enough. The House Armed Services Committee members won't say what part of Eastwood's...
King Abdullah quoting Clint Eastwood in Unforgiven to the House Armed Services Committee is the strongest thing I've heard of in a while.
Congressmen Question Army Care For Injured: Members of the House Armed Services Committee demanded answers from the…
Defense official: Taliban 5 will probably go back to fight: House Armed Services Committee hearing
Fox: House Armed Services Committee meets today re ISIS strategy.
Debra Wada, who previously served as deputy staff director on the House Armed Services Committee when Democrats held the majority, now specializes in military-personnel issues.
"EMP Is Capable of Causing Catastrophe for the Nation" (House Armed Services Committee report) h…
NEXT WEEK Chairman joins for a conversation on rebuilding America's military
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Highest ranking soldier to serve in Congress joins House Armed Services Committee:
Walz to serve on powerful House Armed Services Committee.
Congrats on appointment to the House Armed Services Committee! I can't think of anyone better. Semper Fi!
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Nebraska's newest member of the House, Rep. Brad Ashford, assigned to serve on Armed Services Committee.
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MORE ON HAGEL’S DEPARTURE ... AND THE DEPARTURE OF MORE GUANTANAMO DETAINEES ...: More detainees are slowly and quietly being released from U.S. detention in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, The Wall Street Journal reports. Five captives were released last week and more are set for December, although defense officials have been vague about numbers, the Journal said. Just 143 detainees remain at the facility now, down from a high of close to 800 in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. As President Barack Obama has said he favors closing Guantanamo entirely, some Republicans including U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon, who chairs the House Armed Services Committee, have raised concerns. The California lawmaker has complained that the numbers of detainees set for transfer by the administration is rising, the Journal reported. The releases have also turned political. While Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel must approve transfers out, he apparently tangled with the White House over his pace, favoring a full investigation to ensure ...
The House Intelligence Committee, the Senate Intelligence Committee, the House Armed Services Committee, and the St…
It has just been announced that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will be resigning his position, effective today. And so begins the final two years musical chairs and we shall see who the nominee will be. Of course whomever it is will certainly indicate the policy direction for President Obama. I recall the former DoD Undersecretary for Policy Michele Flournoy as a very capable, articulate, and strategic minded defense thinker during her testimony before the House Armed Services Committee. I would firmly recommend Ms. Flournoy as the best person to step in and repair the relationship between the civilian leadership in the White House with our uniformed military leaders. She is highly respected.
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You heard it here: Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), ranking Dem on House Armed Services Committee, will be next sec def. He has nowhere else to go
Dem. House Armed Services Committee, "we should allow time and space to see if negotiations can work"
Congressional Delegation from the House Armed Services Committee is in Afghanistan, meanwhile Afghan Parliament passes&Approved BSA/SOFA
Top defense officials testify before House Armed Services Committee:
. "Guam is tipping!" -Rep. Hank Johnson to the House Armed Services Committee.
Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee blame the White House for failing to provide sufficient security to defend a U
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Congress: As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, I'm proud to fight for Scott...
An "Open Letter" to Chairman of House Armed Services Committee on Thai F-16 >
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As Co-Pres of Harvard's House Armed Services Committee Frank had a small group mtg w/ Gen. Petraeus today. Can't wait to hear about it! 🇺🇸
California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the Homeland Security agency responsible for guarding the 1,933-mile southern border
I'm a FIRM BELIEVER that to serve on the House Armed Services Committee you should have real knowledge of how...
Lamborn, on the House Armed Services Committee, is talking sedition & treason. He should be impeached & tried for it.
"In testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tried to explain President...
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What are "moderate terrorists?" How do you get them to tell you the truth? And do we expect to see them act as a Nation State would? And most importantly do we fund them? I strongly believe we don't give them a dime. The arms will, I believe, immediately or eventually go in to the hands of those with whom we will eventually be fighting in combat. So no. I strongly urge congress, not to provide funds to do so. It will put Americans in harms way. Here is an article which will enlighten us. From PJ Media. House Amendment Would Allow Obama to Arm, Train Syrian Rebels with Terrorist Ties According to reports, the House Armed Services Committee is currently preparing an amendment to arm and train the Syrian rebels that will be voted on this week. If passed, the bill will be attached to the continuing resolution to fund the government until December. **UPDATE** The amendment has been posted. The most troubling element to the proposed amendment is a provision allowing the Obama administration to arm and train reb ...
Palazzo: ISIS needs to be crushed: Congressman Steven Palazzo, a member of the House Armed Services Committee,...
Ukraine on the Brink - watch the video on where we are now with the Ukraine crisis. Join us on BBC World News and online for a BBC News special at 1500GMT where we'll hear from all sides on the eve of the summit. We'll be live in and the with a host of guests including a Russian Ambassador, a Ukrainian MP and a US Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. We'll ask if there'll be a lasting ceasefire. Let us know what you want us to ask our guests by posting your questions below.
U.S. Military Retirees of the Philippines Group Tricare Philippines Newsletter 14006 Access to Care, Jiving Congress & Hiding Under the Skirts of Contractors We have three areas to report on in this newsletter. A new access to care low has been reached Using the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) own data we will show that we reached a new all-time low in access to care. This means most of you are paying for your own care or dying because of a lack of care. To try to make it abundantly clear just how bad it is and to use the latest data, I will do a down and dirty comparison that, while understating the expected per capita cost in the Philippines it still shows a huge chasm between what should be paid and what is paid and which is much worse than our earlier comparison using 2010 data. In the TRICARE Fiscal Year 2013 Report to Congress DHA reported on page 90 of the report that the average under 65 retiree/survivor and family member on Standard/Extra utilized $8,515 of health care with $7,476 paid by TRICARE ...
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They’ve been away during some crucial developments and now, the House Armed Services Committee will get a...
House Armed Services Committee members voted Tuesday to condemn President Obama for failing to consult with...
Representative for California's 25th district. Also chairman of the House Armed Services Committee “who is he ?”
House Armed Services to get classified briefing on ISIS and Ukraine: The House Armed Services Committee will r...
PM Netanyahu meets with US delegation of members of the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee.
Chairman of House Armed Services Committee thanks Netanyahu for waging war “on enemies of humanity”. Umm… you’ve got that backwards, ***
Netanyahu meets with House Armed Services members: “On the House Armed Services Committee, we’re happy with th...
My thanks to Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon of California, the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee,...
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Bibi tells Armed Services Committee of the House of Representatives delegation that AQ is now on Syrian border
If you thought GoK and were bad, here's the Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, Howard McKeon.
GOP leaders of House Armed Services Committee demanding Pres Obama say whether Russia has invaded Ukraine or not.
A top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee is accusing the White House of “waffling” on Islamic...
I have been invited to before on September 19th at a House Armed Services Committee hearing
New America's testified on ISIS before the House Armed Services Committee
Chairman of US House Armed Services Committee visits Taiwan Focus Taiwan News Channel 6 (CNA) United States Congressman Howard "Buck" McKeon has arrived in Taipei on a visit to discuss Taiwan's foreign relations and national defense policies as well as regional issues, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Wednesday. McKeon (R-Calif.) ... and more »
If you care to read the Bi-Partisan, Congressional Armed Services Committee findings on BENGHAZI, here you go:.
Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon, California Republican and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the independent review shows...
It's fairly obvious who the GOP staffer on the House Armed Services Committee is if you just dig a bit
The defense secretary is appearing before the House Armed Services Committee to answer questions about the deal under which Army Sgt
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The House Armed Services Committee has approved the resolution condemning the prisoner transfer.
House Armed Services Committee passes bill to condemn Story:
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House Armed Services Chair Blames Putin for MH17 Tragedy: The powerful head of the House Armed Services Committee...
The House Armed Services Committee will mark up a resolution Tuesday condemning the president for the Bergdahl swap ht…
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"Yesterday I was denied access to the HHS facility at Ft. Sill, Oklahoma currently housing up to 1,200 unaccompanied alien children (UAC) who illegally crossed the southern border into the United States. As a Congressman and House Armed Services Committee member, there is no excuse for denying me access to the UAC facility at Ft. Sill. What are they trying to hide? Do they not want the children to speak with Members of Congress? As a Navy pilot, I have been involved in operations countering illicit human trafficking. I would like to know to whom these children are being released." ~Congressman Jim Bridenstine
Republican leader of the House Armed Services Committee says President Obama is ignoring the advice of...
Here's how Iridium schooled Congress: The House Armed Services Committee asked for a briefing from the Government...
.discusses work on House Armed Services Committee, describes as least partisan committee in Congress.
The brave and caring Desiree Fairooz stood up to Condi Rice in a House Armed Services Committee hearing and created this iconic photo. She was arrested, and Chair of the committee Tom Lantos got all upset. Do we have to do it again?!
Concerning the Russian bomber flights of the coast of California & Alaska: "The Washington Free Beacon reports that Navy Captain Jeff Davis, NORAD spokesman, said the planes appeared to be conducting a training mission. He added that when two U.S. F-15 jets were sent out to intercept the bombers, the aircraft acted with professionalism. Davis said, “They typically do long range aviation training in the summer and it is not unusual for them to be more active during this time,” he said. “We *** this was part of training. And they did not enter territorial airspace.” Not everyone, however, shares NORAD’s assessment that this was an innocent and not unusual training mission. Rep. Mike Conaway (R., Texas), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, called the Russian flights “intentional provocations.” “Putin is doing this specifically to try to taunt the U.S. and exercise, at least in the reported world, some sort of saber-rattling, muscle-flexing kind of nonsense,” Conaway said in a .. ...
By Andrew Johnson Secretary of defense Chuck Hagel isn’t sure if the exchange with the Taliban for American Bowe Bergdahl is the first time the United States has done a swap with the militant group. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday, Hagel couldn’t say whether this was the first such trade.”Have we made other trades with the Taliban?” chairman Buck McKeon (R., Calif.) asked Hagel, following Hagel’s clarification that the Bergdahl trade was not for a hostage, but for a prisoner of war.”With the Taliban? I don’t know, I don’t think so,” he responded, looking to others. …read more Source: National Review
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke before the House Armed Services Committee this morning. Hagel said the decision to swap Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl was made after Barack Obama spoke with Emir of Qatar on May 27. "We moved forward with…
The House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the swap of five detainees in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel te...
The House Armed Services Committee released a fact sheet on exactly what law that President Obama violated. It would seem that once again the President of the United States has decided to violate the law he is Constitutionally responsible to enforce. The man in the Oval Office makes up his [...]
House Armed Services Committee's Announcement of its June 11 hearing on the dastardly transfer deal.
Opinion: Political Dust May Cover Defense Innovation Arati Prabhakar, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (Darpa), spoke recently about one path forward for defense. The National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014, as marked up by the House Armed Services Committee, shows another...
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Rep. Buck McKeon displayed the probing intellect we expect from a chairman of the House Armed Services Committee...
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has pledged to lobby to restore the pay cuts, Tricare fee increases and base closures that were scuttled by the House Armed Services Committee, Hagel's chief spokesman said Friday. Hagel was "certainly not pleased" by the HASC markup earlier this week that scutt...
1.) President Obama DID give (way more than) a 30-day notice to congress that he was going to transfer the five Taliban prisoners to the custody of our ally Qatar. a. From his first day in office, President Obama told congress he intended to close Gitmo. Congress blocked him from putting Gitmo detainees on trial in civilian courts and the military tribunals never tried them, so they were never convicted of anything which would allow us to hold them. If Gitmo is to be closed and we have no convictions upon which to imprison them in American civilian or military prisons, the ONLY remaining option is to transfer them to the custody of another country. So they knew. b. On Nov. 30, 2011, White House special envoy Marc Grossman and seven members of the military and intelligence communities gave a full briefing to Speaker Boehner and the Republican chairs of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, House Armed Services Committee and House Intelligence Committee, telling them of White House plans to swap the five Tal ...
Secretary Chuck Hagel agrees to appear at House Armed Services Committee hearing on Bergdahl prisoner s...
Hearings on the newest Obama scandal already been announced by the House Armed Services Committee, and there is word the Senate may follow.
Obama 'clearly violated laws which require him to notify Congress thirty days before any transfer of terrorists from Guantanamo Bay, and to explain how the threat posed by such terrorists has been substantially mitigated,' House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Buck McKeon of California and Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Sen. JIm Inhofe of Oklahoma said Saturday. Impeach his *** and his Administration officials
May is Military Appreciation Month. We should appreciate our men and women in uniform every day, but May gives us a chance to focus on our military’s proud tradition of defending this nation’s freedom. - and to focus on thanking the men and women who protect our country every day. However, on the House Armed Services Committee, I always argue that we have to do more than just say thank you. Congress and our country must their money where their mouth is. After all, these are our sons and daughters, our mothers and fathers, and our sisters and brothers. They deserve committed responsible leadership from those who represent them. Members of Congress have no greater obligation than making sure our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have the resources they need to do their job, and that means stopping this thing called “sequestration ” so that our service and women can have the equipment and training that they need to carry out their missions. I’ll continue this fight in the halls of congress for ...
By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service   WASHINGTON - Forward presence is the Navy’s mandate, the vice chief of naval operations told a House panel last month. Naval forces remain on watch around the globe as more than a decade of conflict and extended stability operations draw to a close, Navy Adm. Mark E. Ferguson III told members of the readiness subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee. “Our forward-deployed forces are where it matters, when it matters,” he said. In the past year, America’s naval forces have helped shape events and provided immediate options to the president during times of crisis around the globe, Ferguson said. “Our global presence reassures our allies and partners, deters aggression and provides a ready response to humanitarian crises,” he said. “It confronts piracy and supports counterterrorism operations from the sea.” With the signing of the Bipartisan Budget Act, the Navy was able to improve its forward operations and readiness in fiscal yea ...
In May 2010, the House Armed Services Committee voted unanimously blocking opening of GITMO replacement facility in US.
REPUBLICANS on the House Armed Services Committee will overturn one consequence of Obama’s unwillingness to recognize the terrorism of the Fort Hood attack: Victims will be eligible for the Purple Heart, allowing survivors to receive better and prompter health care from the VA. More than that, every victim will get the recognition and honor due to them. Thank you GOP! Flip The Senate 2014
By William Hartung. The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) put its mark on the ... -
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he House Armed Services Committee approved language in the fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill rejecting the...
~is from the House Armed Services Committee website and you don't trust it? Um...
another debunked talking point. The House Armed Services Committee found that all immediately available help was deployed.
The House Armed Services Committee (HASC) early Thursday unanimously approved a measure that would authorize just over $600 billion in 2015 US defense spending and block plans to retire the A-10 attack plane.
When you have non-served military members on The House Armed Services Committee you get this
The final word on the military response to Benghazi is 'we couldn't do anymore' by the REPUBLICAN Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. So this whole 'SCANDAL' that's taken the attention of the Rethuglicans AWAY from serving the American People is over the WORDING OF A MEMO - THAT'S IT. NOT 'Allowing 3000 Americans to DIE on American Soil when there had been prior warning. NOT Invading the WRONG country and killings thousand of innocent civilians and thousands of American Troops while wasting many trillions of dollars that were needed at home. NOT Outing an ACTIVE CIA Operative (you lie when you say she wasn't) NOT ignoring the needs of the victims of a Hurricane Katrina for way too many weeks.
Declassified transcripts from House Armed Services Committee hearings on Benghazi take down right-wing lies:
U.S. House Armed Services Committee to look into delay of OPCON transfer via
House Armed Services Committee recommends that it have greater oversight of US capabilities (via
House Armed Services Committee inserted $69million for NEWconstruction at into spending bill. NO.
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