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  • Bridenstine, Turner: United States is giving high level military technology to Russia
    Posted in Press Releases on March 25, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Policy

    Washington, DC—Congressman Mike Turner, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Tactical Air and Land Forces, and House Armed Services Committee Member Jim Bridenstine along with sixteen House colleagues, sent a letter to Secretary of Energy Moniz regarding the National Nuclear Security Administration’s (NNSA) FY15 proposal to provide the Russian Federation with the Multiple Integrated Laser Engagement System (MILES). Employed by the U.S. military for training purposes, the MILES is a tactical for... Read more

  • U.S. Funds Russian Laser Tag
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 24, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Policy

    It’s ludicrous that U.S. taxpayers are paying to give Russia free military equipment after President Obama announced a suspension in military engagement with Moscow. It’s just another example of how the President is hanging on to his failed “reset with Russia” policy despite Russia’s invasion and occupation of Ukraine. I expect Secretary of Energy Moniz to act quickly and stop irresponsible military equipment transfers. Read more

  • Obama's Politics of War Cannot Continue in Afghanistan
    Posted in Jim's Blog on January 10, 2014 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    As a Navy pilot who flew combat missions in Afghanistan (2002) and Iraq (2003) and now as a Member of Congress, I cannot react to the news of Al Qaeda in IraqÍs resurgence in Fallujah and Ramadi with anything but frustration and anger. Frustration, because so much American blood was spilled wresting these cities from insurgents. Anger, because the Obama Administration put ideology and politics above the national interest. Our policy in Afghanistan must be more responsible than our policy in Iraq... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine on Use of Force in Syria
    Posted in Press Releases on September 3, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

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  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Supports Economic Freedom and Political Independence in Former Soviet Republics
    Posted in Press Releases on June 13, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Policy

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine proposed two provisions that would heighten attention to U.S. support for economic freedom and political independence in former Soviet republics. One provision requires the Defense Department (DOD) to report on oil and gas development implications for U.S. and NATO energy security. Many NATO allies heavily depend on Russia for energy supplies. Through market manipulation and periodic natural gas shut offs, Russia uses its resource base and pipelines to intimidate U.S.... Read more

  • Bridenstine Calls for Select Committee to Investigate Benghazi
    Posted in Jim's Blog on May 7, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    Today, Congressman Jim Bridenstine reiterated his call for a House Select Committee on Benghazi to investigate the attacks on the U.S. consulate and annex that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens. Rep. Bridenstine is one of 135 co-sponsors of a House Resolution 36 to create a Select Committee to investigate the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi. The Obama Administration is eager to close the book on Benghazi. Only a few days ago... Read more

  • Bridenstine Urges Actions to Stop Iran from Avoiding Sanctions
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 18, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Foreign Policy

    In a move designed to protect Israel from Iranian aggression, and coinciding with President Obama’s visit to Israel this week, Congressman Jim Bridenstine is urging actions to stop Iran from evading economic sanctions. Tehran continues to flout UN resolutions aimed at stopping its missile and nuclear programs. Iran “re-flags” its oil tankers and cargo vessels under different countries, thus hiding their true identity from unsuspecting importers. U.S. sanctions have progressively damaged Iran’s e... Read more

  • HASC Lawmakers Take POTUS to Task on North Korea
    Posted in Jim's Blog on March 8, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Policy

    Along with six other House Armed Services Committee national security leaders, I sent a letter to President Obama decrying the Administration’s position on missile defense and nuclear weapons in light of continued North Korean provocations. In defiance of the international community, the North conducted its third nuclear test on February 12, 2013. Though I have little confidence in their effect, the UN responded with a fresh round of sanctions on Pyongyang. Inexplicably, the North responded by t... Read more

  • Congressman Jim Bridenstine Questions Sending F-16s to Egypt
    Posted in Jim's Blog on February 7, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: Defense and National Security, Foreign Policy

    Congressman Jim Bridenstine signed a letter to President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry urging them to reconsider continuing shipments of F-16 fighter aircraft to Egypt. The agreement to provide these military aircraft to Egypt originated in 2009. The aircraft were intended for receipt by the Egyptian government under the leadership of President Hosni Mubarak. In the past three years, Egypt has experienced a revolution that installed a new leader, Mohamed Morsi, a former leader of the M... Read more