• Wittman Plans Play for Top HASC Spot

    Wittman Plans Play for Top HASC Spot0

    Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.) announced he intends to run for the top Republican spot on the House Armed Services Committee after the 2020 election. The current ranking Republican, Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas), is not running for re-election to the House. Wittman announced his candidacy in an interview with Inside Defense. Politico noted that the front

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  • Pentagon Leader Indicates DOD Uncertainty on Installation Environmental, Cyber Threats

    Pentagon Leader Indicates DOD Uncertainty on Installation Environmental, Cyber Threats0

    The Defense Department doesn’t know the full cost or scope of threats posed by severe weather and cyberattacks to its bases around the globe, according to a USNI News report last Thursday. Robert McMahon, assistant defense secretary for Sustainment told House Armed Services Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats and Capabilities lawmakers that the majority of

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  • Thornberry’s Exit Latest GOP Retirement on House Armed Services Committee

    Thornberry’s Exit Latest GOP Retirement on House Armed Services Committee0

    As Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) became the sixth House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Republican to announce retirement at the end of this Congress, it has created openings for younger members but also leaves a significant gap in experience on the panel, according to a Roll Call report. Thornberry, who served two Armed Services chairman terms

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  • Smith Says He Won’t Hold Up NDAA over Transgender Ban

    Smith Says He Won’t Hold Up NDAA over Transgender Ban0

    House Armed Services Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) has vowed to fight the Trump Administration’s ban on transgender individuals in the military but will not let the issue get in the way of a bipartisan, bicameral defense authorization bill, he indicated to C-SPAN’s “Newsmakers” Friday. The Supreme Court Jan. 22 cleared the way for the administration

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