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May 24 2015

Thornberry Talks Defense & ISIS On This Week

"We have tied our own hands in a variety of ways..."

Chairman Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, came to "This Week" Sunday this morning to talk defense issues, ISIS and the situation in Iraq. Watch the entire interview below:
LAST WEEK President Obama offered Persian Gulf countries an “ironclad commitment” that the United States will “use all elements of power . . . to deter and confront external aggression” against them.
THERE ISN’T much bipartisan governance left in Washington, but if anything still fits that description, it’s probably the annual defense authorization act, which sets spending levels and policy for the Pentagon, and, therefore, usually brings Republicans and Democrats together in support of national security and the troops. On April 30, the Republican-led House Armed Services Committee approved a $600 billion-plus bill by a bipartisan vote of 60 to 2 . Thursday, the Senate counterpart did the same, by a bipartisan vote of 22 to 4….
WASHINGTON- According to The Hill, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) is whipping members of her party to vote against the National Defense Authorization Act, a bipartisan bill that has passed for 53 consecutive years and passed committee by a vote of 60-2 (one Democrat and one Republican opposing).
April 2015
WASHINGTON — WHEN American troops find themselves fighting for their lives, there is no better sound than an A-10, a plane officially nicknamed the Thunderbolt II but known affectionately by the troops as the Warthog, firing its enormous 30-millimeter gun at the enemy. It might not be pretty, but the A-10...
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