Outgoing House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) issued a warning to Congress on Thursday, criticizing lawmakers from both sides of the aisle for implementing deep and wide-ranging budget cuts to the U.S. defense budget that have gutted the military and left many soldiers without a job.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) called on the Obama administration to fully interrogate suspected Benghazi attack planner Ahmed Abu Khatallah before he is prosecuted for any crimes.
Republican lawmakers and foreign policy experts blasted President Barack Obama’s announcement on Tuesday that he would fully withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2016 as a move that could embolden the Taliban and eventually lead to a resurgence in violence.
Rep. Buck McKeon (R., Calif.) blasted President Barack Obama on Monday for not acknowledging the victories U.S. forces have achieved in Afghanistan and explaining America’s moral responsibility in the war.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R,. Calif.), Reps. Ed Royce (R., Calif.), and Mike Rogers (R., Mich.) have sent a letter to the president asking him to take action against Russia’s breach of he Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.
China’s recent test of a new ultra-high speed strike vehicle highlights growing concerns that Chinese military advances will overtake those of the United States in as few as five years, a senior Pentagon official told Congress Tuesday.
Frank Kendall, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology, and logistics, said during a House Armed Services Committee hearing that he is concerned by large-scale cuts in U.S. defense spending that are undermining efforts to maintain U.S. military superiority.
Rep. Howard P. “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) drew praise from colleagues on both sides of the aisle for his staunch support of the troops and national defense when announced his retirement last week.