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It’s another week of manic budget hearings. The highlights are Ashton B. Carter voyaging to both Senate Armed Services and House Appropriations to talk fiscal 2016 authorization and spending bills, respectively. Other topics of budget hearings this week include all four services, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the F-35.
Here’s the non-budget hearing stuff — Thursday and Friday are light compared to the rest of the week with the exception of the aforementioned budget hearings, so we’ll leave them out: Full story
There are so many budget-related hearings this week for all the security/foreign policy-related agencies that we’re just going to link to the committees having those hearings and let you sort out which ones you care about, like so: House Appropriations; Senate Appropriations; House Armed Services; House Foreign Affairs; House Veterans Affairs; and Senate Veterans Affairs. Secretary of State John Kerry is among the luminaries making their way to the Hill for those hearings, and some of the subtopics include the Air Force, Navy and Department of Veterans Affairs.
With that out of the way, here’s the rest of the schedule. Full story
It’s a monster week. The budget Monday and a nomination hearing Wednesday for the new Defense secretary would be plenty as-is, yet there’s significantly more on the agenda. Full story
Barack Obama is making defense and homeland security big parts of his pitch on the budget when he speaks to House Democrats Thursday at their retreat in Philadelphia. Full story
Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, said at the beginning of her official GOP response speech Tuesday night to the president’s State of the Union address, “Even if we may not always agree, it’s important to hear different points of view in this great country.” Then, on security, she proceeded to offer no different point of view from Barack Obama. Full story
The role of the Pentagon in President Obama‘s proposed cybersecurity legislation — expected to get the spotlight in Tuesday evening’s State of the Union speech — could decide its fate in Congress. Full story
The big event of the week is the State of the Union, and we’ll surely provide coverage of the security ramifications thereof. Until then, here are some other things happening around Washington, D.C. Full story
“American Sniper” is getting Oscar love and some scrutiny. Here at Five By Five this week, we scrutinized all the subjects in the headline and more. Let’s review what we wrote about, and what slipped through the cracks. Full story