Today, the Armed Services Committee will hear more about proposed changes to the key law authorizing the never-ending conflict.
The Vice Chairman of the House Armed Services committee said he is hoping to get more Democrats to co-sponsor a bill he introduced last week that seeks to provide oversight over the Obama administration’s counterterrorism policies. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX) introduced the Oversight of Sensitive Military Operations Act, which requires the Secretary of Defense to [...]
(Kenneth Anderson) Rep. Mack Thornberry (R-Texas), member of the US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee, plans to introduce a bill that would increase Congressional oversight over kill-capture operations conducted outside of Afghanistan by the US military. Show More Summary
If members of the Senate Armed Services Committee do come up with proposal to make changes the Authorization for the Use of Military Force resolution, that wouldn't make them superheroes exactly, but they still might be considered
With sequestration firmly in place, the Army will be buying a lot less stuff, and leaders are concerned about ensuring the businesses they buy things from don’t whither. Lawmakers with the House Armed Services Committee, subcommittee on tactical air and land forces, met April 26, with Lt. Gen. James O. Barclay III, deputy chief of [...]
The Chief of Naval Operations, Secretary of the Navy, and Commandant of the Marine Corps testified together April 25 before the Senate Armed Services Committee
What would have been a boring meeting on Capitol Hill instead turned into a battle between the Army's top general and a California congressman Thursday. Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, and Army Secretary John McHugh took a barrage of criticism from Rep. Show More Summary
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, doesn't like the idea of cutting overseas contingency operations funding to help restore automatic spending cuts. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, is pushing the plan, but no...
The House Armed Services, Judiciary, Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Oversight & Government Reform committees issued a report on their oversight findings regarding Benghazi. Their conclusions, in brief, are as follows: Reductions of security levels prior to the attacks in Benghazi … Continue reading ?
(John Hinderaker) Earlier today, the House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Oversight and Government Reform, and Intelligence committees issued a joint interim report on the investigation of Benghazi. At U.S. News, Peter Roff...Show More Summary
Recently, Republican Senator James Inhofe, a ranking member of the Armed Services Committee, weighed in on the growing tensions on the Korean Peninsula by endorsing a preemptive strike against North Korea. “We should be prepared to do it right now,’’ he declared. Show More Summary
Speaking to a Senate panel about the effects of sequestration on the national security environment, the director of national intelligence said today that he’s “seen this movie before.” During a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on current and future worldwide threats, James R. Clapper said he served through the last round of budget cuts 20 [...]
Michael Flynn, the Director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency, submitted his annual threat assessment [PDF] to the Senate Armed Services Committee. Australia’s Department of Defence contracted Telstra for telecommunications services worth $1.1B over 6 years and a half. Germany’s Defense Minister Thomas de Maizière announced they plan to keep between 600 and 800 troops [...]
Christopher A. Preble The AP’s Donna Cassata is reporting today on a study commissioned by the Senate Armed Services Committee, which purports to calculate the costs of the U.S. military presence overseas. This is a hot topic, but it isn’t exactly a new one. Show More Summary
U.S. intelligence employees who are collecting open source intelligence online should do more to ensure that they are not identified as intelligence personnel, the House Armed Services Committee said in its new report on the 2009 Defense Authorization Act. Failure to conceal the identity of open source intelligence collectors could conceivably lead to spoofing, disinformation [...]Show More Summary
The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) rejected several legislative proposals submitted by the Department of Defense that would have increased the Department’s secrecy authority. One proposal would have granted the Defense Intelligence Agency an extension of its “operational files” exemption from the Freedom of Information Act, which expired at the end of 2007. Such an [...]Show More Summary
The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. Joseph Dunford, faced difficult questioning in his first-ever appearance before the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.
The 2007 intelligence authorization bill was approved without amendment on February 8 by the Senate Armed Services Committee with a recommendation that it be passed into law. The Senate bill would notably require public disclosure of the annual intelligence budget total, an objective long sought by open government advocates and classification reformers. Although there is [...]Show More Summary
The ABLE DANGER data mining program was the subject of a House Armed Service Committee hearing yesterday featuring testimony from Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence Stephen A. Cambone. “Members must decide for themselves what to believe from the testimony presented today — there will be some inconsistencies,” cautioned Rep. Jim Saxton, who co-chaired the [...]Show More Summary
A down market leads not just to consolidation, but also to spinoffs and divestures. Bloomberg. House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon [R-CA] has been told by the Pentagon that their reprogramming request, allowed by the FY13 appropriations bill, is coming later this month. The US DoD’s intent to proceed with a new round of [...]