Tag: Defense

Boehner: GAO Confirms Obama Administration Ignored the Law on 'Taliban Five'

August 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today issued the following statement after the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirmed that the Obama administration broke the law when it released five Taliban terrorists without notifying Congress: “Yesterday, the nonpartisan, independent Government Accountability Office confirmed what everyone capable of reading the English language already knew: the White House ignored the law when it released five dangerous Taliban prisoners without proper Congressional notification.  Read More

President Obama’s Strategy in Iraq “Lacking,” “Still a Work in Progress”

August 18, 2014

The president and his advisors met today to discuss Iraq but there’s no evidence the administration plans to outline anytime soon a comprehensive strategy to reverse the spread of terrorism in the region. Read More

3 Times the Obama Administration Got Iraq Completely Wrong

August 13, 2014

The Obama administration’s detachment, aloofness, and lousy judgment has been a team effort. Read More

What is President Obama’s Iraq Strategy?

August 11, 2014

The Obama administration’s lack of engagement over the last few years created an opening for Islamic radicals to take control of large swaths of Iraq. Read More

Boehner Statement on Incident in Afghanistan

August 05, 2014

What happened today is not only a personal tragedy, but a setback that demands leaders in Washington and Kabul take time to assess the state of our shared campaign and the necessary steps forward. Read More

Boehner Presses White House to Do More to Counter Iran

July 17, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – “Israel is our friend, and Israel’s enemies are our enemies,” Speaker Boehner reiterated at a press conference earlier today, calling on the White House to do more to counter Iran’s support for terrorists across the region.  Following are excerpts of Boehner’s remarks: “Lastly, I’d like to address the situation in Israel, which is under attack. Read More

Boehner: “Israel Is our Friend, and Israel’s Enemies Are Our Enemies”

July 11, 2014

House Republicans remain committed and focused on pushing the White House to do more to counter Iran’s support for terrorists in the region. Read More

Pres. Obama Admits Terrorists “Gaining Strength”

June 27, 2014

The president was finally forced to admit the truth in an interview with ABC News. Terrorists are “gaining strength in some places,” he said, “but we’ve also gotten a lot better at protecting ourselves.” As if the tireless work of America’s national security personnel excuses his failed foreign policy. Read More

Boehner on Iraq: Retreating from the World Stage is Not an Option

June 25, 2014

We’ve got to be engaged in Iraq; it’s in our national interest to help reverse the momentum and the spread of terrorism. Read More

From President Obama, a Speech, Not a Strategy

June 23, 2014

President Obama may have talked publicly about the terrorist resurgence in Iraq three times in a week, but he failed to lay out a comprehensive plan to reverse the momentum and spread of al Qaeda’s terrorist allies in the Middle East and Africa. Where a new strategy was missing, some not-so-subtle prodding took its place. Four times the president reminded us that he recently gave a big foreign policy speech, and seemed to hint that he really wanted us to take another listen. So let’s revisit it. Read More