Secretary of Defense Mark Esper celebrated his one-year anniversary as head of the Pentagon this week and praised the department for their progress on the administration’s efforts. Among the top priorities are updated strategies for China and Russia. One America’s Christina Bobb has more from Washington.
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The House Armed Services Committee unanimously passed its version of the defense budget for 2021. Lawmakers passed the$740 billion National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in a 56-to-zero vote on Wednesday.
Congress is preparing for a busy week ahead amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and continued partisan disputes over police reform.
Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee are attempting to tank the nomination of Brigadier General (Ret.) Anthony Tata to serve as the third highest ranking official in the Department of Defense with claims of “Islamophobia”.