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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...
Chairman Thornberry addressed members of the Military Officers Association of America at their annual Council President's Dinner. The Chairman gave remarks and then took questions, addressing the direct interests of the MOAA members present. For the full video of the remarks please click here.
"What's going on with the Pentagon's longest-running drama, the Navy's Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) program?" Bill Sweetman recently asked in Aviation Week. In the absence of any updates from the Pentagon, it's a question that is on the minds of many interested parties...
Chairman Mac Thornberry’s defense reform legislation and draft report are the first step towards acquisition reform in this year’s National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Introduced last week, the bill encourages a continuing conversation on defense reform. The keys to Chairman Thornberry's initiative are...
March 2015
In a bill and draft report introduced last week, Chairman Thornberry outlined his ideas for Defense Reform. The legislation is intended as a discussion draft and aims to reform the Department of Defense’s acquisition system, taking the ideas generated as provisions for the forthcoming National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)...
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