House investigators emerged from a classified briefing on last year’s Benghazi attacks with a grim assessment of the nation’s security posture the day of the attacks.
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R., Colo.) revealed that the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) recently determined North Korea has the ability to put a nuclear warhead on a ballistic missile, although with limited reliability, during Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel’s testimony before the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday.
President Barack Obama’s budget proposal for the Department of Defense is being met with fierce criticisms among congressional leaders and outside experts who say the budget is unrealistic and hurts the military’s ability to perform.
Republican leaders are dismissing charges that the party is fractured on national security issues following the overwhelming passage of a House GOP budget measure that fully restored recently slashed defense spending.
A delegation of Republican lawmakers on the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) have petitioned Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to reverse the Obama administration’s recent decision to terminate a missile interceptor array that could protect United States soil from an Iranian attack and bolster U.S. defenses.
House lawmakers voted Wednesday afternoon to avoid a government shutdown, approving a bill that would keep agencies afloat through Sept. 30.
Republican senators announced a plan Wednesday to avert sequestration without raising taxes or cutting government programs.
House Armed Services Committee chairman Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) has opposed the nomination of former Republican Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel as the nation’s next defense secretary following a day of Senate hearings that saw Hagel struggling to answer his most prominent critics.
House Armed Services Committee chair Rep. Howard “Buck” McKeon (R., Calif.) said he hopes to hear secretary of defense nominee Chuck Hagel express his support for a “robust and well equipped military” during his confirmation hearing Thursday on Capitol Hill.
The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee is demanding answers from four senior United States military officers about whether there was advance warning of terrorist threats and the need for greater security prior to last month’s terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.