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GOP Senators: Paris Shooting Justifies NSA Powers

National Journal http://www.nationaljournal.com/congress/republicans-on-capitol-hill-paris-shooting-shows-congress-can-t-hamstring-nsa-20150107?ref=the_edge GOP Senators: Paris Shooting Justifies NSA Powers In the new Congress, some Republican chairmen think NSA needs more capability, not less. By Lauren Fox People hold placards reading in French “I am Charlie” during a gathering at the Place de la Republique in Paris, on Jan. 7, 2015, following an attack by […]

U.S. Debt Soars By $100B On Last Day Of 2014; Total U.S. Debt Hits Record Of $18.14 Trillion

U.S. Debt Soars By $100B On Last Day Of 2014; Total U.S. Debt Hits Record Of $18.14 Trillion http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Tyler Durden, writing on the January 2, 2015 website Zero Hedge, begins, “it seems like it was only yesterday when we reported that, in yet another slight of hand for the U.S. Treasury and Social Security […]

2015: Will New Congress Get Serious About Putin, Russia?

2015: Will New Congress Get Serious About Putin, Russia? By Rebeccah Heinrichs Published January 02, 2015 FoxNews.com Facebook27 Twitter11 livefyre15 Email Print putinfinal.jpg Russian President Vladimir Putin smiles during a live video link with members of Russian Geographical Society expedition to the Southern Pole in Moscow’s Kremlin, Russia on Friday, Dec. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/RIA […]

New GAO Report Says U.S. Not Fully Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist Attack; Nor Large-Scale Natural Catastrophe

New GAO Report Says U.S. Not Fully Prepared For Nuclear Terrorist Attack; Nor Large-Scale Natural Catastrophe http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Hope Yen, writing on The Associated Press’s (AP) website this afternoon (Dec. 19, 2014) notes that the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just issued a new report concluding that “the U.S. government isn’t fully prepared to handle […]

McCain Deep-Sixes Defense Department Nominee

McCain Deep-Sixes Defense Department Nominee By Kristina Wong – 12/08/14 07:29 PM EST Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), incoming chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sank the confirmation of a Defense Department official on Monday, calling her “unqualified.” The panel was scheduled, during a hearing Tuesday, to consider the nomination of Elissa Slotkin as assistant […]

A Look Ahead For HASC Subcommittee On Strategic Nuclear Forces

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Shea Snider Miller December 05, 2014 (202) 225-3261 A Look Ahead for the Strategic Forces Subcommittee (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The House Armed Services Strategic Forces subcommittee, chaired by Congressman Mike Rogers (R-AL), will hold a joint subcommittee hearing with Chairman Ted Poe (R-TX) of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs Subcommittee […]

A Budget Road Map For Rebuilding U.S. Military Strength

Conclusion: What all of these requests make clear is that this defense drawdown is coming at the wrong time in history. The force is getting too small while staying just as busy and doing so with increasingly geriatric fleets. The emerging bipartisan consensus that Congress must overturn the entire Budget Control Act – and not […]