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Monday, October 19, 2015

Getting the Facts on Benghazi

Getting the Facts on Benghazi Monday, October 19, 2015 3:00PM EST In anticipation of Secretary Clinton’s appearance before the House Benghazi Committee on October 22, the National Security Network is hosting a press call on Monday, October 19 at 3PM, with two former Obama Administration officials who are familiar with the events surrounding the 2012 Benghazi attack as well as the broader situation in Libya. The officials will provide background information and will answer questions on-the-record to assist reporters in understanding the timeline and consequences of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi. EXPERTS Matthew Olsen is a Former Director of the National Counterterrorism Center, and currently is a lecturer at Harvard and a National Security Analyst for ABC News. Prior to joining NCTC,… Read More ›

DefenseMonday, October 19, 2015

NSN backs President’s NDAA veto threat

NSN backs President’s NDAA veto threat October 19, 2015 | THE HILL Dozens of progressive outside groups are pushing President Obama to veto an annual defense bill over extra war funds. Thirty-seven groups sent a letter to Obama on Friday voicing their support for his threat to send the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) back to Congress because of the extra $38 billion in Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) funding. “We believe that the separate funding stream in the form of the Overseas Contingency Operations Account is being used to shield the Pentagon from the pressure meant to be produced by the Budget Control Act caps, while none of that relief is being offered to the other spending bills which fund the vital needs of all Americans,… Read More ›

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