Tag: Defense

Boehner Responds to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Pledges U.S. Support for Iraqi Government

September 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following response to a letter from Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, where the Prime Minister outlined his vision for the future of Iraq and the challenges it faces as a country.  In his response Read More

Boehner: House Is Ready to Work with President on Plan to Destroy ISIL, but White House Must Address Strategy Questions

September 11, 2014

ISIL is a sophisticated and determined enemy, and in order to be successful we must have a comprehensive strategy designed to destroy and to defeat it. Read More

Readout of the Speaker’s Meeting with President Obama & Congressional Leaders on ISIL

September 09, 2014

The Speaker said the spread of radicalized Islam is a global epidemic and our national objective must be to defeat and destroy ISIL. Read More

Boehner: House Opposes Administration’s Unlawful Release of Terrorists

September 09, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) released the following statement today after the House passed a resolution condemning the Obama administration's failure to follow the law and properly notify Congress before releasing terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay (H.Res. 644): Read More

Democrats Criticize President Obama’s Strategy-Free Foreign Policy

September 06, 2014

As the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) ravages the Middle East, President Obama followed up on his admission that “we don’t have a strategy yet” by publicly vacillating between two very different goals. Read More

Democrats Criticize President Obama’s Strategy-Free Foreign Policy

September 02, 2014

Top Democrats described President Obama's approach as “too cautious,” implied that it projects “weakness,” and called for the U.S. to be “more forceful” in the face of clear threats to the interests of the United States and our allies. Read More

A Press Conference Heard Round the World

August 29, 2014

“We don't have a strategy yet,” President Obama conceded yesterday, referring to his approach – or lack of one, rather – to confronting and defeating the terrorist threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Read More

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

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