Rep. Thornberry, HASC Chair, Offers Defense Strategy for Next President

Posted August 23, 2016 at 6:52am

The Wichita Falls Times Record News reports that “budget cuts, downsizing and rising global threats have put the next president of the United States in a precarious position when it comes to national security and defense, U.S. Rep. Mac Thornberry asserts in a paper published in the magazine ‘Foreign Affairs.'”

“The House Armed Services Committee chairman from Clarendon, Texas, co-authored the article with Andrew Krepinevich Jr., a national defense expert at Leesburg, Virginia-based Solarium and a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. The piece offers their thoughts on a defense strategy the new president will need deploy to successfully protect the country and its interests.”

“‘With the current approach failing, the next president will need to formulate a new defense strategy,’ they wrote. ‘It should include three basic elements: a clear statement of what the United States seeks to achieve, an understanding of the resources available for those goals, and guidance as to how those resources will be used.'”