SECDEF Mattis comments to the House Armed Services Committee, 6 Feb. 2018

Secretary of Defense James Mattis appeared before the House Armed Services Committee yesterday to convey his views on military readiness and how congressional actions including failure to pass regular budgets is sapping the Pentagon’s ability to procure and develop weapons in a timely manner.  Excerpts of his statements are below. To advance the security of [...]


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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.