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    Defending Readiness: Keep Military Training Strong

    Brigadier General John Adams (Ret.) recently argued that we don’t go into war with the army we have, “we really go to war with the army we decided to have 30 years ago.” This idea is especially relevant today, considering the effects that sequestration will have on the U.S. Armed … More

    Armed Services Committee to Question Administration on Sequestration Report

    This Thursday, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) will hold a hearing on sequestration’s impact on defense and national security in light of the Sequestration Transparency Act Report, which the White House released on September 14. The report unfortunately brings very little insight to the impacts of sequestration on U.S. … More

    Pentagon Official: Sequestration a Step Toward 'Hollow' Military Force

    A senior Defense Department official testifying before the House Armed Services Committee last week said implementing sequestration, across-the-board budget cuts set to take effect in January, “would represent a major step toward creation of an unready, ‘hollow’ military force.” Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, the Pentagon’s second-in-command, told House members that sequestration … More

    Best Way to Address Sequestration: Overturn It

    Tomorrow, the House Armed Services Committee will hold a hearing on implementing the mandated defense cuts known as sequestration. Instead of implementing the cuts, Congress should be doing everything it can to overturn them. The committee has already projected the actual consequences of these across-the-board cuts, and the Secretary of … More

    Congressional Members Show Leadership on National Security

    Three Members of Congress came together in an event sponsored by the YG [Young Guns] Network to speak about the impending defense sequestration and the damage it will do to the U.S. national security. The importance of maintaining a strong national defense while confronting the nation’s spending crisis played a … More

    Push to Inform the Public on Disastrous Defense Cuts Continues

    House Armed Services Committee member Randy Forbes (R–VA) continues to educate the general public about the potentially dangerous defense cuts mandated by sequestration under the Budget Control Act. Following up on events in Virginia, California, and Florida, Forbes held a Defending Our Defenders meeting in Great Falls, Montana, on July … More

    Rep. McKeon Warns of Sequestration's Dire Consequences for Military

    Regardless of who wins the November presidential election, current law dictates that massive cuts in defense spending will take affect on Jan. 2, 2013. It’s a policy known as sequestration, and it will take $492 billion out of the defense budget. Speaking at Heritage’s Bloggers Briefing this week, House Armed … More

    Despite North Korean Launch Failure, U.S. Missile Defense Is Vital

    Representative Michael Turner (R–OH), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, recently published an opinion piece in Roll Call entitled “Proposed Missile Defense Cuts Reflect Obama’s Naiveté.” This article is a welcome addition to the public discourse in response to President Obama’s proposed cuts to national missile … More

    Gutting the Military

    In his straightforward and scathing piece for today’s New York Post, Heritage senior fellow Peter Brookes discussed the devastating impact a sequestration of the defense budget would have on America’s military. If the congressional “super committee” cannot find $1.5 trillion in budget savings over the next 10 years by November … More

    Never Forget: Our Military 10 Years Later

    As America approaches the 10-year anniversary of 9/11 this weekend, it is unreal to think that the U.S. now has the smallest Navy since 1916. The House Armed Services Committee has a new video detailing the downsizing of the American military and many more unbelievable facts about the state it … More