This week, the Secretaries and Chiefs of our military services appeared before the House Armed Services Committee to testify on the annual national defense budget proposal, addressing whether it adequately meets the needs of each of the services. Congressman Forbes questioned each of the Chiefs on whether they will be able to provide for today's national security and prepare for tomorrow's threats under the current defense budget. The Chiefs testified that budget constraints are jeopardizing both current capabilities and future readiness. Watch the testimony, here.
Over the past six years, the U.S. military has faced a series of significant cuts, resulting in the reality that America now has the smallest Army since before World War II, a Navy among the smallest since World War I, and an Air Force whose top general says it may not be able to control the skies in a future conflict. Congressman Forbes has been a leading voice in the House of Representatives on the importance of investing in tomorrow's military and a strong national defense.
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