Paula met with President George H.W. Bush at the White House. The former president apparently started to cry as she told her story. He promised a full investigation. Unfortunately, 20 years later nothing has changed.
You know it's a big moment for defenders of the United States' bloated military budget when some of the all-time superstars of the Military-Industrial-Congressional Complex descend on Capitol Hill to fight for their perceived right to profit.
The mission of our military is to protect the American way of life and our freedoms, yet this very mission is compromised by leadership that allows, perpetrates and condones sexual assault on the very members of our armed services.
While we all love the environment and want to be good stewards of the earth, the military isn't on some kind of ecological mission when it comes to renewables. They're trying to help ensure men and women come home to their loved ones.
This week, U.S. Rep. Martin Heinrich (NM-1) and I sent an urgent letter to House and Senate Armed Services Committee leaders and conferees opposing provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act.
McKeon is the next chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He doesn't have any military experience and spent the Vietnam era on a Mormon missionary retreat. You can see why he's the perfect man to oversee America's defense budget.