Mattis: Congress risks emboldening U.S. adversaries

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February 6, 2018

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Defense Secretary James Mattis issued a stark warning to Congress on what would be at stake for U.S. defense and national security, should lawmakers fail to fully fund the Pentagon’s coffers for this fiscal year.

Testifying before the House Armed Services Committee on the department’s new Nuclear Posture Review, Mr. Mattis laid out the consequences of a military financed by temporary spending measures, as opposed to a permanent defense spending package.

“I know that in time of a major war, Congress will provide our military with what it needs,” Mr. Mattis told lawmakers Tuesday, according to written testimony provided to the House panel.

“But money at the time of crisis fails to deter war, and you know we would at that point have no time to prepare, as it takes months and years to produce the munitions, training, and readiness required to fight well,” he warned.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • CrustyOldGeezer says:

    The fact that congress NEEDS TO BE TOLD show a serious level of stupidity by the voters.

    There are VERY FEW that actually hold the necessary abilities to PERFORM on the required level of STATESMANSHIP!

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Many ask why have 11 Carrier battle groups.

    In a nuclear war half will knocked out and so will most if not all the ports and supply depots. Meaning you will have to fight with what is left.

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