Mac Thornberry, the top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee, says he’d “dismayed” by President Donald Trump’s remarks questioning the motives of military leaders. Thornberry answered “no” when asked whether it was right for the president to suggest the Pentagon should send troops to war because they are beholden to the defense industry.
Bloomberg reports that the Pentagon is looking to provide as many as 100,000 body bags intended for civilian use during the coronavirus pandemic. The Federal Emergency Management Agency has requested 100,000 body bags, officially called Human Remains Pouches. The Pentagon wants to purchase them, shoring up its stockpile of 50,000.
By Mike Stone and Patricia Zengerle
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic U.S. senators berated top Defense Department officials on Thursday over the Trump administration’s plan to sidestep Congress by using money intended for ongoing wars to finance the president’s long-desired border wall with Mexico.
An administration that cared about taxpayer dollars would not maliciously cut from the smallest areas of discretionary spending and call it compassionate.
The administration also plans to go after EPA climate programs put into place during Obama's time in the White House.
"Congress has an obligation to use resources and taxpayer dollars effectively and efficiently and respect the men, women, and resources of DoD.
"To be fully effective, we must stop the recruitment, radicalization and mobilization of people engaged in terrorist activities.”
To protect the environment and national security, President Obama heeded the Pentagon and banned Atlantic drilling.
It is a common Pentagon practice to "regularly cheat on its accounting books" by submitting a falsely balanced budget to the Treasury
Huckabee raged and attempted to contradict the President telling Fox News that, "I assure you that one beheading is much worse than a sunburn."
It was prescient, then, that when President Obama addressed graduates of the Coast Guard Academy and told them that "denying it (climate change), or refusing to deal with it endangers our national security. Anything less is negligence. It is a dereliction of duty and it undermines the readiness of our forces," he was describing and referring to Republicans.
The U.S. House voted to block a measure permitting considering letting immigrants who arrived here illegally to serve in the military.
Republicans have actively worked for the collapse of the political system (government) entirely. Now, the machinations of the Republicans have been exposed on the global stage and finally a foreign leader said what the world and an increasing number of Americans already know.
Republicans are looking for ways to increase the already bloated defense budget they claim is woefully underfunded. And, as is their wont, they are targeting domestic programs due to their regard for the "out-of-control" and "unsustainable deficit."
Pressing Pentagon demands in a time of terror threats and Islamic State militants have put newly empowered congressional Republicans in a bind.
Republicans want to replace the laws of physics and say, "This is how reality works now" but you can't legislate reality out of existence
President Obama will announce on Monday a proposal to provide $263 million in funds over a three-year period to outfit 50,000 police officers across the nation with body cameras.
It is unlikely any American over the age of three or four will forget 911, but it is highly likely the majority of Americans will forget the long-lasting devastation an incompetent Republican administration's response wrought on the nation.
On Monday, Fox News columnist J.D. Gordon wrote an article that cranked the hyperbole up to 11, as the former Pentagon spokesman evoked Nazi Germany while describing this recent situation involving Sgt. Bergdahl and the Gitmo prisoner swap.
Stories that hit the web this past week include the zombie apocalypse, Godzilla's anatomy, wheel design and fat Arnold Schwarzenegger.