Mattis, Tillerson warn again that lack of long-term budget harming national security

In a rare joint appearance, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Defense Secretary James Mattis appeared at an annual retreat for congressional Republicans to warn — again — that the lack of a real budget rather than continuing resolutions is harming national security because the Pentagon is unable to launch long-term weapons development programs. “The [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.