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Nov 18, 2013 | New York Times

A Russian GPS Using U.S. Soil Stirs Spy Fears

WASHINGTON — In the view of America’s spy services, the next potential threat from Russia may not come from a nefarious cyberweapon or secrets gleaned from the files of Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor now in Moscow.

Oct 31, 2013 | al.com

Rep. Mike Rogers calls on bipartisan committee to protect national defense: 'Indiscriminate budget reductions are devastating'

The funding cuts that have crippled training and stymied modernization programs are hurting the nation's ability to protect itself, according to Rep. Mike Rogers, who said the country has been forced to delay much-needed work on its nuclear arsenal. "Indiscriminate budget reductions are devastating our national security. Whether it is funding depot level maintenance to ensure the readiness of our military or modernizing our strategic weapons, these poorly managed budget decisions are quickly turning the most powerful military in the world into a hollow force," Rogers said.

Oct 14, 2013 | The Hill

House Names Farm Bill Conferees

House Republicans and Democrats on Saturday named conferees to the House-Senate negotiations on the farm bill, in a sign that a three-year push to compete an agriculture subsidy and food stamp bill may finally be drawing to a close.

Aug 14, 2013 | Washington Free Beacon

Armed Services Subcommittee Chair: Missile Defense Modernization Needed

The Obama administration has cut $6 billion from U.S. missile defense programs at a time when missile threats are growing, chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces said Tuesday. Rep. Mike Rogers (R., Ala.) also said in a speech that missile defense shortfalls likely contributed to the recent test failure of a long-range missile interceptor. He called for stepping up investment in strategic defenses.

Jul 25, 2013

Inside the Ring: Bill blocks nuclear cuts

The House approved an amendment to the fiscal 2014 defense appropriations bill this week that would block the Obama administration's plan to cut U.S. nuclear forces under the 2010 U.S.-Russia New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty. The amendment, drafted by Rep. Mike Rogers, Alabama Republican and chairman of the House Armed Services subcommittee on strategic forces, states simply that no U.S. funds will be spent to reduce nuclear forces under New START.

Jul 24, 2013

Rep. Mike Rogers Pushing to Prevent Obama Administration from Reducing Country's Nuclear Arsenal

With the long-delayed defense appropriations bill soon coming before the House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Saks, said he will introduce an amendment to prevent the Obama administration from again reducing America's nuclear arsenal.

May 7, 2013 | Real Clear Defense

The Strategy of a Superpower

In the post-9/11 world, the United States is the last remaining global military and economic superpower. Our military strategy is evolving, though clear through three principles. We must maintain the best military in the world that can defeat any threat to the United States and its allies. We must provide our brave warfighters with the very best equipment and training. Finally and most importantly, should we have to use force, we must make sure it is a lopsided, unfair fight.

Apr 11, 2013

Rogers: US Should Enforce Current Gun Laws Not Pass New Ones

“As a gun owner myself, I strongly oppose any further infringement on our Second Amendment rights,” Rogers said.

Apr 11, 2013 | al.com

U.S. Reps. Mike Rogers, Martha Roby criticize tax increases proposed in president's budget plan

WASHINGTON – U.S. Reps. Martha Roby and Mike Rogers expressed disappointment with the $3.8 trillion budget released by President Barack Obama today, criticizing proposed tax increases included in the spending plan.

Mar 21, 2013 | Bloomberg

Obama Backs Unproven Missile Defense for Uncertain Threat

The Obama administration’s decision to shift $1 billion to a missile-defense system in the U.S. is raising questions about the still-unproven missile shield’s effectiveness and the threats posed by North Korea and Iran. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said March 15 that the Pentagon would add 14 land-based interceptors in Alaska in response to threats from North Korea. To pay for that move and develop an advanced warhead, about $1 billion would be shifted from efforts to develop a missile shield in Poland and Romania. The money would go toward expanding the current arsenal of 30...

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