The only Navy SEAL in congress slammed Democrats for putting troops at risk by publishing Tuesday’s torture report.
Representative-elect and former Navy Commander Ryan Zinke (R., Mt.) said that the report authored by Senate Intelligence Committee Democrats “caused harm” for soldiers and sailors deployed overseas.
To get a sense of the politics underlying the Department of Defense’s latest major report on sexual assault—which, released Thursday, weighs in at 1136 pages—turn immediately to page 12, where you will find the following slightly desperate-sounding argument that the DOD is showing leadership on the issue.
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.