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July 2015

Jul 27 2015

Flashback: Administration Assurances on Inspections Vs. Reality

New Syria Revelations Cast Doubt On Reliability Of Inspection Regimes

The White House maintains that “tough new requirements will keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” As the nation examines the Iran deal, it is worth examining how Administration assurances on weapons inspectors have worked out in the past.

Jul 17 2015

Thornberry Talks Murder Of Marines On Fox

"You have to be able to speak clearly about the enemy..."

Today, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke with Martha MacCallum on America's Newsroom about the attack on U.S. Marines in Chattanooga, TN. Below are several excerpts and the full interview.
June 2015

Jun 25 2015

To Defeat The Islamic State, The U.S. Will Have To Go Big

National Security Experts & NDAA Both Call For Intensive Effort Against ISIL


The Washington Post
By: Michèle Flournoy and Richard Fontaine on June 24, 2015

Jun 23 2015

Thornberry Outlines Russia Strategy

5 Key Elements To Deal With Russia & Other Challenges

WASHINGTON - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, delivered remarks today at the Atlantic Council. The Chairman outlined his strategy to deal with Russia and other challenges. The remarks as delivered can be read here.

Jun 11 2015

Thornberry Talks Iraq Announcement, President's NDAA Veto Threat On Fox News

"Half measures taken too late are not going to make a difference..."

WASHINGTON - Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, appeared on Fox News this morning to talk about the additional troops being sent to Iraq, lack of strategy to deal with ISIL, and President Obama’s threat to veto the annual defense bill.
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