Readiness Hearings

/ March 3, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Rep. Randy Forbes (R-VA), head of the House Armed Services readiness subcommittee, announced yesterday that he would hold a two-part hearing series on ensuring military readiness.

"When it comes to our military," Forbes said, "Congress must be able to answer one simple question: 'Are we ready?'" The U.S. government must "avert the impending 'train wreck' that defense experts have said is coming," he said, adding:

The first step is assessing the long term strategic capabilities of our armed forces in a two-part hearing series, which will include a candid dialogue with independent experts and an open discussion with Department of Defense officials.