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Congress/Legislation

People Are Policy: Three Pentagon Nominees Who Do Not...
On February 17, the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) interviewed four nominees for high-level positions at the Department of Defense .  The Center for Military Readiness is concerned about three: Mr. Ravi Chaudhary , Mr. Franklin R. Parker , and Ms. Agnes Gereben Schaefer... Read More
07 Mar 22
Tags Congress/Legislation, White House/Pentagon
CMR Challenge: Strengthen Our Military – Secure American...
When historians write about the effectiveness of our military after the Biden/Harris  Administration ’s inept retreat from Afghanistan , the year 2022 will be seen as a turning point.  Either the armed forces will continue to bear heavy burdens of “woke”... Read More
11 Jan 22
Tags Congress/Legislation, Military Culture/Diversity, White House/Pentagon
Congress Deletes “Draft Our Daughters” from 2022 Defense...
Now that the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2022 has been signed into law, conservatives can celebrate a significant, hard-fought victory against “Draft Our Daughters” provisions and several more bad ideas proposed during the 2021 legislative process. Read More
03 Jan 22
Tags Congress/Legislation
WHY THE DEFENSE BILL DESERVES DEFEAT
Provisions in both the Senate and House versions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for FY 2022 are unacceptable for reasons noted and analyzed below.  Because the most objectionable proposals would be virtually irreversible, this NDAA is different from any other and it... Read More
18 Oct 21
Tags Congress/Legislation, Selective Service Implications
Remove Blank Check “Draft Our Daughters” Mandate from...
The congressional debate about “Draft Our Daughters” legislation – whether Selective Service should include young women in registration for a possible future draft – has taken a new and disturbing turn. For clarity, consider President Joe Biden ’s unilateral... Read More
17 Sep 21
Tags Congress/Legislation
Senate and House Should Oppose Selective Service...
In 2016, ill-advised legislation to “Draft Our Daughters” by registering them with Selective Service on the same basis as men sparked a heated national debate.  The House of Representatives ultimately rejected a “Draft Our Daughters” amendment to the National... Read More
24 Jul 21
Tags Congress/Legislation, Selective Service Implications, Women in the Military
Supreme Court Denies Petition to Include Women in...
On June 7, the U.S. Supreme Court denied a petition for a writ of certiorari that the National Coalition for Men (NCFM) had filed to persuade the Court to declare the current Selective Service System unconstitutional.  Instead, the Supreme Court properly recognized that Congress ,... Read More
15 Jun 21
Tags Congress/Legislation, Judicial/Legal Matters, Selective Service Implications
CMR Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief and Senate Armed...
The Center for Military Readiness, along with two additional public policy organizations, six retired  general officers, and an expert on physical fitness standards, have filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court of the United States , asking the SCOTUS to deny a petition... Read More
29 Mar 21
Tags Congress/Legislation, Judicial/Legal Matters
House Uses Transgender Agenda to Pass Defense Bill
For decades, the legislative process for writing the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been largely non-partisan, pro-national security, and supportive of the troops.  Not this year.  For the first time, social issues were used to coax votes from anti-defense... Read More
24 Jul 19
Tags Congress/Legislation, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law
Pelosi to Troops: Defy Commander-in-Chief on Transgender...
On March 28, 2019, Democrats in the House of Representatives staged a show of partisan disdain not just for President Donald Trump , but also for former Defense Secretary James Mattis and anyone who supports the Trump/Mattis policy regarding persons who identify as transgender . ... Read More
06 Apr 19
Tags Congress/Legislation, Gays in the Military/LGBT Law
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