Archive: Congressional/Budget

U.S. Must Maintain, Modernize Nuclear Triad, Hoeven Says

The United States must not only maintain, but modernize, its air, land and sea-based nuclear arsenal as opposed to reducing its strategic options, according to a key senator. Sen. John Hoeven (R-N.D.) said on Wednesday the U.S. nuclear arsenal is the “bedrock of our defensive strategy” and requires ongoing investment. “The world is getting more […]

Panetta Warns Of Cyber Threats As He Readies To Leave Office

As he winds down his tenure at the helm of the Pentagon, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is warning that cyber-attacks constitute one of the “great threats” facing the United States and urged Congress to advance legislation to address the danger. “Cyber is now at a point where the technology is there to cripple a country, […]

Budget Turmoil Forces Navy To Delay Carrier Deployment, DoD Says

The budget stalemate on Capitol Hill has forced the Navy to delay the deployment of the USS Harry S. Truman (CVN-75) aircraft carrier, as well as its air wing, and a cruiser to the Middle East, the Pentagon said yesterday. Pentagon spokesman George Little released a statement saying Defense Secretary Leon Panetta signed off on […]

Congressman Warns Of Cuts To Navy’s Fleet

A Republican member of the House Armed Services Committee warned that cutting the size of the Navy’s fleet of combat ships will negatively affect the service’s long-term ability to project power around the world, and said the situation would worsen if Congress cannot resolve the budget standoff. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) statement came after the […]