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Turner Statement on the President’s Announced Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

Today, Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon the President’s announcement that he will be removing 30,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2012:

“This evening the President announced that he will be withdrawing 30,000 troops from Afghanistan. That nation, according to our military leaders on the ground, remains a fragile security environment [...]

Turner Statement on President’s Report to Congress on Libya

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon receipt of President Obama’s report to Congress on the ongoing war in Libya:

“The President’s report to Congress is an attempt to evade Congressional approval of military action in Libya. His response also fails to answer the questions I and many other Members have been asking for months. [...]

Turner Statement on Obama Defense Budget Cut Proposal

Congressman Mike Turner released the following statement upon the news that President Obama has suggested $400 billion in cuts to the Department of Defense:
 
“While I share the President’s goal of a government that lives within its means, it should not come at the expense of our national defense. His suggestion of an arbitrary cut of [...]

The Daily Caller: As Obama signs START treaty, a key House Republican announces aggressive stance on missile defense

Hours after President Obama signed the new START nuclear weapons treaty this morning, a key House Republican is voicing an aggressive stance on missile defense, a significant matter of dispute between the U.S. and Russia even as the treaty is days from becoming official.

Rep. Mike Turner, Ohio Republican and chairman of the House Armed Services [...]

Mixed Results in Defense Department Cuts

I commend the Secretary’s effort to increase efficiency and streamline the Department of Defense, but those efforts should not come at the expense of the safety of our men and women in uniform or our national [...]

Laying the Groundwork for Strengthening National Defense, Southwestern Ohio Economy

In my position as the Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee for the last two years, I’ve had the opportunity to work to ensure that Ohioans, as well as our men and women in uniform, have the resources they need to succeed. These efforts include a continued focus on creating jobs, [...]

Armed Services Committee Republicans Urge Senate Leaders to Delay Action on New START Treaty

Ranking Member Buck McKeon (R-Calif.), Strategic Forces Subcommittee Ranking Member Mike Turner (R-Ohio) and fourteen of their colleagues on the House Armed Services Committee today sent a letter to the top Democrat and Republican in the U.S. Senate urging them to delay a vote to ratify the New START Treaty until important security issues are addressed and [...]

Rep. Turner on FoxNews to Discuss North Korea

Last night I was interviewed on FoxNews about the extremely concerning developments surrounding North and South Korea. This situation shows us all why our national security must always be a top priority. With the current threats we face from Iran and North Korea and also from terrorist groups around the world, we must provide our military with the resources they need to accomplish their missions and protect our [...]

Rep. Turner Honored as a “Champion of National Security” by the Center for Security Policy

Today, the Center for Security Policy recognized Mike Turner as one of their “Champions of National Security.” Rep. Turner received a 100% rating on the Center’s National Security Scorecard for his voting record in the 111th [...]

Congressman Turner on WHIO

Talking to WHIO listeners about the his meeting with Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Director Lieutenant General Ronald Burgess about the Alabama Congressional Delegation’s recent efforts to grow MSIC in Alamama by attempting to steal mission responsibility from NASIC at [...]