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    Military Facing a “Readiness Crisis”

    The U.S. military is about to face its “greatest readiness crisis” since the Vietnam War due to defense cuts, according to a recent opinion piece written by several House Armed Services Committee members. Representatives J. Randy Forbes (R–VA), Rob Wittman (R–VA), and Scott Rigell (R–VA) penned the article after a … More

    GUEST POST: Defending American Interests Through a Strong Navy and Air Force

    After more than a decade of intensive ground combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. military is facing a security environment very different from that which defined the first years of the 21st century. The threats facing the United States abroad are increasingly maritime in nature, whether it’s China’s aggressive … More

    For U.S. Navy Fleet, "Quantity Has a Quality of Its Own"

    Size does matter—when it comes to the U.S. Navy. Representative J. Randy Forbes (R–VA), chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, and Senator Kelly Ayotte (R–NH), ranking member of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, are the latest officials to raise concern over the U.S. Navy’s shrinking … More

    Navy Pushes Biofuel Fleet Despite Concerns About Damage to Equipment

    The U.S. military is touting biofuels as a way to sever itself from diesel and other fossil fuels. While the high cost of biofuel purchases is a major roadblock to the Navy’s “Green Fleet” plans, as Scribe documented on Monday, some observers have noted a more fundamental — and troubling — … 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

    Protect America Guest Blog: Pushing Back on Sequestration

    America’s all-volunteer military is the most well-trained, well-equipped fighting force the world has ever seen. But the strength of our armed forces should not be taken for granted. Unfortunately, the impact of looming defense cuts would be catastrophic to our military, local communities and veterans. If no action is taken … More

    Chairman Buck McKeon: Further Defense Cuts Don’t Make Any Sense

    While America tries to reduce its debt and get its financial house in order, it should not take a penny more out of defense, argues House Armed Services Committee chairman Buck McKeon (R–CA) in The Wall Street Journal. “Priority No. 1” for the “supercommittee,” argues Chairman McKeon, “should be: not … More