CSPAN: Newsmakers with Representative Adam Smith

Posted from CSPAN House Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Adam Smith (D-WA) talked about issues including the fiscal year 2017 defense budget and whether the U.S. military was being weakened by budget cuts. Other topics included challenges in combating ISIL,* U.S. strike against ISIL in Libya, and China’s actions in the South China Sea. After the interview … READ MORE

Only ISIS and the Republican Party want a clash of civilizations

Originally published in The Hill Disturbing statements from Republicans running for the White House demand our close attention. They complain that President Obama is not doing enough militarily in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan Libya, and in dealing with the threat from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). They either insist that the president do … READ MORE