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  • Pentagon got duped, made ransom payment for Bowe Bergdahl to con man

    11/20/2014 5:15:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | November 20, 2014 | Bill Gertz
    The Pentagon is under fire for making a ransom payment to an Afghan earlier this year as part of a failed bid to win the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, according to U.S. officials. Sgt. Bergdahl was released in May after nearly five years in captivity as part of a controversial exchange for five terrorists held at the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The ransom payment was first disclosed by Rep. Duncan Hunter in a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Mr. Hunter stated in the letter that Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) made...
  • GOP lawmaker: US military tried to pay ransom for Bergdahl

    11/06/2014 2:43:56 AM PST · by maggief · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 6, 2014 | Kristina Wong
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Wednesday that sources have told him that the U.S. military unsuccessfully tried to pay a ransom for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, despite repeated denials. In a Nov. 5 letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Hunter wrote "it has been brought to my attention that a payment was made to an Afghan intermediary who 'disappeared' with the money and failed to facilitate Bergdahl's release in return." Hunter said "according to sources" the payment was made between January and February 2014 through Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), a special operations command whose activities are mostly classified. Hunter...
  • Obama Paid Money to Al Qaeda for Bergdahl Release

    11/06/2014 9:10:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 11/6/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Except it didn’t work. In a letter to the Pentagon released Wednesday, Rep. Duncan Hunter (R., Calif.) said a payment was made to an Afghan intermediary early this year to help secure the May 31 release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held for nearly five years by the Haqqani Network in Pakistan, which is classified as a terrorist organization.Pentagon officials have denied paying cash to secure the release of Sgt. Bergdahl, who was captured in Afghanistan in 2009. A senior defense official reiterated that denial when asked about Mr. Hunter’s letter.According to Mr. Hunter, the intermediary took the money...
  • Lawmaker Says At Least 10′ Islamic State Fighters ... Captured at .. Southern U.S. Border

    10/10/2014 11:17:02 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 23 replies
    www.theBlaze.com ^ | Oct. 8, 2014 | Pete Kasperowicz
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) said Tuesday nightthat U.S. border officials have caught “at least 10″ Islamic State fighters or people with ties to the group as they tried to enter the U.S. through Mexico,a claim that was immediately disputed by the Obama administration. “I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters have been caught coming across the Mexican border in Texas,”Hunter said on Fox News Tuesday night. “There’s nobody talking about it.” Rep. Duncan Hunter Claims "10 Isis Fighters" Caught At The Southern Border. Greta ( 3:23 ) When asked by host Greta Van Susteren how he knows this,...
  • JW Confirms: 4 ISIS Terrorists Arrested in Texas in Last 36 Hours

    10/08/2014 12:07:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 71 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 8, 2014
    Islamic terrorists have entered the United States through the Mexican border and Homeland Security sources tell Judicial Watch that four have been apprehended in the last 36 hours by federal authorities and the Texas Department of Public Safety in McAllen and Pharr. JW confirmed this after California Congressman Duncan Hunter, a former Marine Corp Major and member of the House Armed Services Committee, disclosed on national television that at least ten Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) fighters have been caught crossing the Mexican border in Texas. The veteran lawmaker got the astounding intel straight from U.S. Customs...
  • Congressman Duncan Hunter: Ten ISIS Fighters Caught Crossing US Border

    10/08/2014 11:46:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/08/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    The first casualty of war is the truth. Unfortunately Obama’s politicization of the government into a pro-illegal alien organization has made its official statements untrustworthy forcing us to rely on individual whistleblowers from inside the organization. A Republican congressman claimed Tuesday that “at least 10″ Islamic State “fighters” have been caught trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border into Texas, though an administration official denied it.Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., said he learned the information from the Border Patrol, warning that the alleged attempts to cross into the U.S. raise serious security concerns.Hunter continued: “I know that at least 10 ISIS fighters...
  • Feds: Armed Mexican troops, police regularly jump border to cross into U.S.

    06/17/2014 2:48:35 PM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | June 17, 2014 | Stephen Dinan
    More than 500 armed Mexican troops or police have strayed across the border into the U.S. over the past decade, according to numbers the Homeland Security Department provided to Congress . ... Rep. Duncan Hunter ... said Mexico has been hypocritical in refusing to release Sgt. Tahmooressi even as its own troops and law enforcement are caught doing the same thing as the Marine. Its time for the U.S. to reconsider its treatment of the incidents and send a direct message to Mexico that incursions wont be tolerated along the international border,
  • ISTOOK: Marine veteran Rep. Hunter says Obama squandered Americas victory in Iraq

    06/13/2014 9:39:08 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 13, 2014 | Ernest Istook
    President Barack Obama has squandered Americas military victory in Iraq, says Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr., California Republican and a former Marine major who served two combat tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. And the squandering of that victory could now lead to wider-than-ever fighting in the Mideast. We won the war and it was done, Mr. Hunter said. He squandered that military victory for political reasons. This should upset everybody who put a yellow ribbon on their door or put a veterans sticker on their car and everybody who served or had friends or family who served....
  • I dont think Kerry gives a damn: Administration hammered for silence on Marine held in Mexico

    05/22/2014 10:43:21 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 22, 2014 | Judson Berger
    President Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry are being accused of ignoring the plight of a U.S. Marine imprisoned in Mexico on gun charges -- with no indication whether Kerry even brought up the case during high-level meetings this week in Mexico City. "I don't think Kerry gives a damn about this guy," Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., told FoxNews.com on Thursday. The case of Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is notable for the lack of public attention it's gotten from administration officials. Then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke out in 2011 on American hikers imprisoned in Iran, and her husband even...
  • OUTRAGE: U.S. Marine Being Held in Brutal Mexican Prison For Making a Wrong Turn (Video)

    05/03/2014 7:38:55 AM PDT · by montag813 · 74 replies
    Top Right News ^ | 05-03-2014 | Brian Hayes
    Above: Afghanistan combat veteranAndrew Tahmooressi- by Brian Hayes | Top Right NewsSo our last report saw Mexican troops invading our borders -- even drawing weapons on our agents on U.S. soil -- and facing absolutely no consequences by the Obama Adminstration. But let one American make a wrong turn into Mexico -- and there will be hell to pay.That's exactly what happened to a U.S. Marine veteran last month, after he accidentallydrove into Mexico with three legally owned guns in his truck. And he has been rotting in a brutal Mexican jail in Tijuana ever since.California Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter...
  • GOP Rep. Hunter slams reported proposal to ban tobacco sales on Navy bases, ships

    03/29/2014 3:21:00 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    FOX News ^ | March 28, 2014 | FoxNews.com
    Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter is speaking out against a reported proposal being considered by the Navy to ban the sale of tobacco products on all its bases and ships, calling it a political decision. The Military Times reported Monday that Navy officials are considering removing tobacco from all retail outlets, including exchange-operated sales venues and Morale, Welfare and Recreation program outlets. Navy commissaries do not sell tobacco products. Hunter, a Marine veteran who served two tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, said in a letter to Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus he strongly opposes the ban, saying it...
  • Mt. Soledad bill would end fed ownership

    01/03/2014 12:28:05 PM PST · by South40 · 10 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 1/3/2014 | Mark Walker
    Duncan Hunter legislation would transfer control of cross and site to Mount Soledad Memorial Association A bill directing the Pentagon to transfer the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial and its controversial cross out of the hands of the federal government was introduced in the House of Representatives Friday by Rep. Duncan Hunter. The Alpine Republican's bill would place the nations oldest Korean War memorial under the sole control of the Mount Soledad Memorial Association and keep the cross in place. The Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial Preservation Act specifically orders the Secretary of Defense to cede all rights, title and interest in...
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter on Megyn Kelly Calls for Chuck Hagel to Resign: "He Broke the Sacred Trust"

    10/10/2013 7:34:43 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies
    http://www.youtube.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | You Tube
    - Rep. Duncan Hunter was on with Megyn Kelly again tonight to discuss the fact that Obama and Harry Reid had a change of heart and tonight Obama signed a bill to ensure military families get the death benefits they so deserve. Megyn Kelly made a great point during this, that if it was really a concern for the DoD that death benefits weren't going to be paid out to military families, that they would have come back to Congress 9 days ago and said fix it. But they never did, according to Hunter, who says that someone made a...
  • Military officials investigated over lost Medal of Honor nomination

    09/26/2013 1:06:28 AM PDT · by markomalley · 33 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 9/26/2013 | Jonathan S. Landay
    <p>A Pentagon investigation into how a Medal of Honor nomination was lost possibly because of an improper effort to kill the award is focused on its mishandling by members of the chain of command that included retired Army Gen. David Petraeus and other senior U.S. commanders.</p>
  • Hunter: Obama Inviting Impeachment If He Strikes Syria Without Congress

    09/09/2013 3:11:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 25 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 3, 2013 | Stephan Dinan
    Rep. Duncan Hunter said Tuesday that President Obama would be breaking the law and even inviting impeachment if he went ahead with strikes on Syria after a congressional rejection. I think hes breaking the law if he strikes without congressional approval, Mr. Hunter, a California Republican, told The Washington Times. And if he proceeds without Congress providing that authority, it should be considered an impeachable offense. Mr. Obama this weekend sent Congress a draft resolution authorizing use of force to take out Syrias facilities for weapons of mass destruction, including chemical weapons.
  • GOP lawmakers fight to save cross at California war memorial

    08/25/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | FoxNews
    Several Republican lawmakers are urging a federal district court in California to block the removal of a war memorial cross in a San Diego public park that was declared unconstitutional in 2011. "We're urging the court to permit a private organization to obtain and operate the war memorial a remedy that would remove any constitutional questions and protect this longstanding tribute to our men and women in uniform," Sekulow said in a statement. The legal fight over the Mount Soledad cross began in 1989 when atheist Philip Paulson sued the city of San Diego.
  • HUNTER: Presidents phony Iraq claim not up for debate Voted against war-ending surge

    10/24/2012 7:34:54 PM PDT · by Snuph · 7 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, October 24, 2012 | By Duncan L. Hunter
    I ended the war in Iraq is now a standard claim by President Obama. He makes the assertion in every debate and public appearance. The claim is wrong. Its phony, and its made by a politician who tried relentlessly to block Americas most successful strategic operation of the war: the surge. On Feb. 5, 2007, and a few weeks later on Feb. 17, Sen. Obama voted against the surge. Among military analysts and historians, the surge of 20,000 additional troops into Iraq during the spring of 2007 is credited with reducing attacks on American troops and sectarian violence by 70...
  • Jobless Stats Reveal Disparities As economy Starts To Recover [9.8% Counting Given-Ups!]

    03/09/2012 10:49:29 AM PST · by Steelfish · 7 replies
    FoxNews ^ | March 09, 2012
    Jobless Stats Reveal Disparities As economy Starts To Recover March 09, 2012 While the Labor Department reports a surge in private-sector hiring and the nation's unemployment rate holding steady at 8.3 percent, a closer look at the numbers paints a less flattering picture of the country's post-recession growth. The latest report for February shows lingering economic disparities among different segments of the population. And, as has been the case for decades, the unemployment rate used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics does not tell the whole story. Counting only those Americans who are actively looking for work, the jobless rate...
  • Immunity from Justice: Attorney General Holder frees drug suspect and prosecutes lawman

    11/21/2011 8:39:21 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 21, 2011 | The Editors
    Lady Justice has tossed aside her blindfold and tipped her scale. A border-crossing drug smuggler walks free while the officer who arrested him has been jailed. In the age of Obama, the law has been turned upside down. U.S. Border Patrol Agent Jesus E. Diaz Jr. is set to spend the next two years behind bars after being sentenced last month for what the Justice Department called deprivation of an illegal-immigrant suspects constitutional right to freedom from the use of unreasonable force. The unnamed Mexican suspect, who was 15 at the time of his arrest in 2008, received immunity from...
  • Everyone[sic] Single Republican is a Frontrunner Except Rick Santorum

    10/09/2011 1:13:09 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 42 replies
    Reason ^ | October 4 2011 | Lucy Steigerwald
    ... Maybe theres something else about Santorum that just rubs the average Republican the wrong way, or causes the average Republican to ignore him. ...
  • Sarah Palin Will Not Run for President

    10/05/2011 3:28:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 302 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 5, 2011 | Polson Kanneth
    Sarah Palin will not run for president. She made the announcement in a letter to supporters Wednesday night. Read Palins letter here: October 5, 2011 Wasilla, Alaska After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will not be seeking the 2012 GOP nomination for President of the United States. As always, my family comes first and obviously Todd and I put great consideration into family life before making this decision. When we serve, we devote ourselves to God, family and country. My decision maintains this order. My decision is based upon a review of what common sense...
  • Mark Levin: Sarah Palin NOT running in 2012

    10/05/2011 3:17:46 PM PDT · by TheBigB · 1,709 replies · 2+ views
    Facebook ^ | 10/5 | Mark Levin
    Take it for what you will...posted on Mark's page just now: BREAKING: GOVERNOR SARAH PALIN TELLS MARK LEVIN SHE IS NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT IN 2012.
  • Duncan Hunter on FNC now - re: Tea Party

    07/31/2011 10:07:35 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 10 replies
    (vanity)
    Just a heads up.
  • Duncan Hunter: Reagan 'Would Never Be Elected Today' Because He's A 'Moderate/Former Liberal'(Video)

    07/20/2011 6:23:17 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 38 replies
    Little Green Footballs ^ | July 5th | Duncan Hunter (VIDEO)
    (WARNING: The video on LGF goes to Soros Funded Think Progress. I didn't know why LGF linked to them at first, but I can't find the video anywhere else.)HUNTER: This is it folks. This is it. There is nothing after 2012. [...] I dont care if its a more moderate/former liberal like Ronald Reagan, who would never be elected today in my opinion. If its someone like him or a hardcore conservative, you gotta elect the most winnable person this time. I know it sounds bad, but Congress makes the law. Youve got a conservative Congress. Youre one third there....
  • In reversal, federal court orders immediate end to dont ask, dont tell policy(9th U.S. Circuit)

    07/06/2011 1:10:04 PM PDT · by fwdude · 40 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 07/06/11 | Associated Press
    By Associated Press, Updated: Wednesday, July 6, 2:34 PM SAN FRANCISCO A federal appeals court has barred further enforcement of the U.S. militarys ban on openly gay service members. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco said Wednesday the dont ask, dont tell policy must be immediately lifted now that the Obama administration says its unconstitutional to treat gay Americans differently under the law.
  • Congressman Prefers Fallen Marine as Name on Navy Cargo Vessel

    05/18/2011 11:26:19 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 18, 2011 | Stephan Clark
    The Navy's weighing a decision to name a cargo ship now under construction after labor activist Cesar Chavez has drawn sharp criticism from one veteran lawmaker who says that a military war hero should receive the honor instead. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, said he understands the Navy's desire to honor Hispanic leaders, but the Navy may want to skip the politically divisive names and opt for an outstanding service member. "If this decision were about recognizing the Hispanic community's contribution to our nation, many other names come to mind, including Marine Corps Sergeant Rafael...
  • San Diego area Rep. Duncan Hunter criticizes Navy's decision to name ship for Cesar Chavez

    05/17/2011 5:58:51 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 56 replies
    LA TIMES ^ | May 17, 2011 | LA TIMES
    U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) disagrees with the Navy's decision to name a cargo ship under construction in San Diego for California farm labor leader Cesar Chavez. The decision, announced Tuesday, "appear[s] to be more about making a political statement than upholding the Navy's history and tradition," Hunter said in press release....
  • House Panel Votes to Delay Gays in the Military

    05/14/2011 3:24:55 AM PDT · by UniqueViews · 13 replies
    FoxNews ^ | May 11, 2011 | AP
    A House panel approved a defense bill early Thursday that would delay President Obama's new policy allowing gays to serve openly in the military and limit the commander in chief's authority on slashing the nation's nuclear arsenal. By a vote of 60-1, the House Armed Services Committee approved the broad, $553 billion defense blueprint that would provide a 1.6 percent increase in military pay, fund an array of aircraft, ships and submarines, slightly increase health care fees for working-age retirees and meet the Pentagon's request for an additional $118 billion to fight wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The committee, on...
  • How Do They Decide Who Gets Included in the Debates?

    04/24/2011 4:10:07 PM PDT · by DeskCaptain · 12 replies
    Elephant Watcher ^ | April 24, 2011
    The question of which candidates get invited to the primary debates can be a tricky one. In any given year, the field of presidential candidates is vast. It includes many candidates who have never held office or who have almost no name recognition. It includes some serious candidates and likely frontrunners. And it includes a lot of candidates who fall somewhere between....
  • Obama's Libya Strategy Earns Unlikely Endorsement

    03/28/2011 10:15:59 AM PDT · by John W · 33 replies
    The Talk Radio News Service ^ | March 28, 2011 | Staff
    Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) says he agrees with how President Obama has used the nations military to handle the crisis in Libya. In a phone interview with The Hill newspaper, Hunter defended Obama against critics on the right and the left who have questioned his decision to use force against Libyan strongman Moammer Qaddafi. I agree with the president. I agree with what hes done so far on his use of force. I agree on his timing. I agree on the fact that he went in with a coalition, Hunter said. A former Marine captain who did combat tours in...
  • President Obama acted correctly on Libya

    03/28/2011 11:49:31 AM PDT · by logician2u · 87 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | MARCH 26, 2011 | DUNCAN D. HUNTER
    Any decision involving the commitment of American military personnel and combat resources is never easy. It requires as much personal reflection as it does strategic evaluation, all with the understanding of what is at stake and what is at risk. With Libya, it is improbable to think that the decision to create and enforce a no-fly zone was treated any differently. The president and his administration were confronted with a tough choice. Either avoid the fight altogether and watch a humanitarian crisis unfold, or stand with the international community to protect others and assist rebel elements that are outnumbered and...
  • Hunter introduces bipartisan border enforcement bill

    03/15/2011 9:41:23 PM PDT · by pissant · 16 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Source ^ | 3/15/11 | staff
    U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) Tuesday introduced bipartisan legislation, the Unlawful Border Entry Prevention Act, to allow for additional infrastructure to be built along the Southwest border. The bill provides the Secretary of Homeland Security with full discretionary authority to build as much as 350 miles of additional infrastructure on the border. The legislation is co-sponsored by congressmen Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), Tim Ryan (D-Ohio), Mike McIntyre (D-N.C.), Vistas Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), Ed Royce (R-Calif.) and Ted Poe (R-Texas). It follows a report by the Government Accountability Office, stating that only 44 percent of the Southwest border is under operation...
  • Rep. Hunter proposes more border fencing

    03/15/2011 9:37:34 PM PDT · by pissant · 2 replies · 1+ views
    San DIego Union Trib ^ | 3/15/11 | Beth Aguilera
    A bill introduced in Congress today could lead to an additional 350 miles of fencing along the southwest border and would require the Department of Homeland Security to report to Congress when apprehension activity climbs 40 percent year over year, if it is approved. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine, authored the bill, titled Unlawful Border Entry Prevention Act, in response to a Government Accountability Report that found 44 percent of the southwest border is under operational control and 15 percent is totally secure. The legislation is co-sponsored by Republicans Brian Bilbray, Solana Beach, Ed Royce, Fullerton, and Ted Poe, Texas, and...
  • HUNTER BILL WOULD CURB LAWSUITS OVER ADA VIOLATIONS

    03/15/2011 9:33:13 PM PDT · by pissant · 6 replies · 1+ views
    East County Times ^ | 3/15/11 | Mason Herron
    March 7, 2011 (San Diegos East County) -- Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) recently introduced legislation aimed at curtailing what he views as frivolous lawsuits against small businesses that are allegedly in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The bill, entitled the ADA Notification Act, would provide businesses accused of an ADA violation with a 90-day grace period to make necessary modifications. Its bad enough that small businesses are facing enormous challenges due to the current economic downturn, Rep. Hunter said in a press release. What they dont need to contend with are any other unnecessary obstacles that...
  • Marines Attempt to Define Future Amid Budget Cuts

    02/13/2011 3:16:51 AM PST · by Scanian · 23 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 13, 2011 | AP
    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. -- A faster, high-tech seafaring tank for U.S. Marines has hit countless setbacks and cost overruns during the past two decades, and now it is one of the pricier items on the Defense Department's budget-cutting list. Even the Marine Corps' top brass agrees the estimated $12 billion program has to go. But that doesn't mean the debate is over. A group of Republican lawmakers is questioning the Marine Corps leadership's sudden change of heart over the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle. Generals have long said the amphibious tank under development had come to symbolize the force's very identity and...
  • 4 More CA Members Co-Sponsor Birthright Citizenship Act (Bilbray, Calvert, Campbell & Hunter)

    02/11/2011 3:12:43 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    Numbers USA ^ | 2/10/11 | staff
    Reps. Brian Bilbray (R-Calif.), Ken Calvert (R-Calif.), John Campbell (R-Calif.), and Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) have cosponsored the Birthright Citizenship Act of 2011 introduced by Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa). All four Members signed onto the bill shortly after it was introduced in the 112th Congress. The bill currently has 56 cosponsors and amends current U.S. code to require at least one parent to be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident for a new born to receive automatic citizenship. The Fourteenth Amendment extends citizenship to all persons born in the U.S. and "subject to the jurisdiction"; it also grants Congress the...
  • GOP Rep. Hunter: Don't Cut Defense Budget Now

    02/05/2011 4:19:49 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 2/5/11 | Hiram Meisner
    Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif., says the Egyptian turmoil and the threat of rising tensions in the Mideast make it the wrong time for Congress to consider slashing the defense budget, despite calls from some of his GOP colleagues that cuts are needed to contain the soaring national debt. I disagree with those in my own party who think that we have to cut duncan,hunter,defense,budgetdefense now for appearances sake, so that we seem like we are serious about taking on the national debt and the deficit, Hunter a veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan said in an...
  • HUNTER: Let Marines be Marines - Defense cuts that hobble amphibious landings are foolish

    01/25/2011 11:00:37 PM PST · by pissant · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 1/25/11 | Duncan D. Hunter
    When the conversation about achieving budget savings within the Pentagon started gaining momentum about a year ago, there was no disagreement on the value of identifying efficiencies and redirecting dollars to modernization and development - where funding is needed most. The annual defense budget is by no means exempt from the spending debate, but Congress and the administration must exercise a certain degree of caution when agreeing to any cuts without first considering their implication. The renewed focus on finding budget savings and efficiencies is necessary and long overdue. For defense, the budget is not sacrosanct. It can be cut...
  • Congressman attempts to block 'don't ask, don't tell' repeal

    01/15/2011 12:55:22 PM PST · by pissant · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 1/15/11 | Diedre Walsh
    The repeal of the military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy may hit a road block in Congress next week. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-California, is drafting a bill that would change how - and possibly if - the repeal is implemented. The repeal law passed in December requires the president, defense secretary and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff to certify that the military is ready for the change. Hunter's bill would require the four service chiefs to also sign off on the policy change. At a December hearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee, the Army, Marine Corps and...
  • House Republican aims to put brakes on repeal of 'Don't ask, don't tell' (Hunter, of course)

    01/14/2011 12:19:30 PM PST · by pissant · 18 replies
    THe Hill ^ | 1/14/11 | John Bennett
    A member of the House Armed Services Committee plans to introduce legislation next week designed to put the brakes on repeal of the militarys ban on openly gay troops. The measure by Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) would add the four military service chiefs to the list of those who must sign off on repealing the policy before it can be officially scrapped. Hunter, an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran, is concerned that the bill passed in December repealing the Dont ask, dont tell policy excluded the service chiefs from the certification process, said one congressional aide. The repeal bill, signed...
  • Hunter bill would OK religious symbols on military monuments

    01/13/2011 4:57:58 PM PST · by pissant · 5 replies
    San Diego Union Tribune ^ | 1/12/11 | Bob Hawkins
    Three San Diego-area U.S. congressmen have re-entered the Mount Soledad cross fray with a bill that would allow religious symbols to be a part of military monuments. On Wednesday Rep. Duncan Hunter of Alpine introduced the War Memorial Protection Act in response to the federal Ninth Circuit Courts Jan. 4 ruling, declaring the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial unconstitutional. Joining Hunter as co-sponsors are Congressmen Brian Bilbray of Solana Beach and Darrell Issa of Vista. A cross was first erected atop Mt. Soledad in 1913. It wasnt until the cross was rebuilt after a 1952 storm that it became a war...
  • Bilbray, Hunter urge Mount Soledad defense

    01/06/2011 9:15:21 PM PST · by pissant · 10 replies
    San Diego Union Trib ^ | 1/6/11 | Greg Moran
    LA JOLLA Two San Diego County congressmen wrote a letter Thursday urging the Obama administration to vigorously defend the Mount Soledad war memorial in La Jolla in the wake of a court ruling that said the giant cross there is unconstitutional. The letter was signed by Republican Reps. Brian Bilbray of Solana Beach and Duncan Hunter of R-Alpine. It was sent to Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. On Tuesday, a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the latest ruling in the 20-year battle over the presence of the Latin...
  • Freepers, please welcome Duncan Hunter LIVE FreeRepublic cyber-interview

    01/05/2011 12:10:25 PM PST · by pissant · 213 replies
    FreeRepublic | 1/5/11 | Duncan Hunter/AJM
    Folks, please welcome back former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter to Free Republic. It has been three years since he last joined us for a live interview. Back then, he was in the midst of vying for the GOP nomination for the presidency. The GOP instead turned to a moderate in 2008, and as easily predicted, the Marxist is now in the Oval Office . Though he is not contemplating another run right now, at just 62 years of age, and being of a restless nature when it comes to promoting conservatism, he is not sitting quietly in retirement either. Aside...
  • Attention: Duncan L. Hunter on FR Wednesday Jan 5 to talk politics and his new book - Live

    01/04/2011 12:36:56 PM PST · by pissant · 50 replies
    Telephone | 1/4/10 | pissant
    When: Wednesday Jan 5. Time: 12:00 noon PDT (3:00 pm Eastern) You may recall, last time he was scheduled to come on live before Christmas, FR had some technical difficulties. This is the re-scheduled live cyber-interview event. Mr. Hunter will talk about his book, politics and answer some follow up questions you post. It'll be fun and informative, as it was last time he came by FR to say hello.
  • Duncan Hunter: Romney is a NO GO [Bane Capital security problem/real disservice to Americans]

    01/23/2008 9:09:46 PM PST · by FreedomProtector · 500 replies · 21,956+ views
    FOX NEWS ^ | 1/21/2008 | Duncan Hunter
    Duncan Hunter: His [Mitt Romney] company Bane Capital, is partnering with a Chinese company, a Chinese defense contractor, called the Wah-Way corporation, which helped Saddam Hussein set up his air defenses against American pilots, and Bane Capital is partnering with that outlawed Chinese defense contractor to buy an American defense contractor. You may know about that proposed deal, it's right now before the commitee on foreign investment... Duncan Hunter: I think its a security problem, and I think it is a real disservice to the two and a half million Americans. I think Mitt Romney is a no go for...
  • The Day I Met Chuck Yeager & Duncan L. Hunter

    12/23/2010 5:43:09 PM PST · by pissant · 54 replies
    The World is Raw ^ | Dec 19, 2010 | Rob
    Over the last couple months I have been bringing books, two sackfuls at a time to Maxwells House Of Books in exchange for store credit. So far, my schlepping of about 70 books has yielded a credit of $38. Yesterday I gobbled up twenty of it so I could own a copy of Duncan L. Hunters new book, Victory In Iraq: How America Won. Why? Because thats a great title and because Hunter was going to be in La Mesa, at Maxwells signing copies. The photo above shows Hunter signing my actual book. After he signed it we chatted for...
  • Duncan Hunter Interview: His new book, George Bush, Wikileaks and more

    12/22/2010 5:57:15 PM PST · by pissant · 51 replies · 2+ views
    AT&T | 12/10/2010 | Hunter/AJM
    Im posting the interview I had been planning to excerpt from for a lead-in to todays canceled live FR cyber-interview with former Congressman Hunter. Due to technical difficulties at the site this morning, well have Hunter re-scheduled for sometime after Christmas. But he had a lot to say while we talked the other day as he drove a lonely stretch of freeway late at night in Texas, returning from a hunt. AJM: Hello Congressman. Let me ask a few questions about the book. When you come onto FR live, we obviously want to emphasis the book a little. And Ill...
  • Duncan Hunter Live Interview today - POSTPONED: Bush's Fault!

    12/22/2010 9:47:51 AM PST · by pissant · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 12/22/10 | pissant
    Actually, I think it's Obama's Net Neutrality scheme already being implemented that is to blame. FR has been slower than a Brett Favre 40 yard Dash. Between FR's doldrums and Hunter's typing skills, it will be a better use of an hour of the former Congressman's time (and our time) when JR finally beats back the special agents in the Matrix. We'll reschedule for another day, post-Navidad. He did say to tell JimRob and the Freeper faithful to have a 'MERRY AND BLESSED CHRISTMAS and thanks for what your do for the country' (I'll post an interview we did prepping...
  • Please Welcome Back Former Congressman Duncan Hunter to Free Republic Wednesday morning

    12/21/2010 7:11:26 PM PST · by pissant · 46 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | 12/21/10 | pissant
    Folks, please welcome back former Congressman Duncan L. Hunter to Free Republic tomorrow (Wednesday, Dec 22) at 9:30 am PDT. It has been three long years since he last joined us for an interview. Back then, he was in the midst of vying for the GOP nomination for the presidency. Though he was and remains a rock-ribbed conservative, the GOP money and the voters chose the path of moderation, as personified in John McCain. And we know how that turned out. This time, Hunter will not be in the running, but at just 62 years of age, and being of...
  • Hunter Statement on DADT Report (Duncan D.)

    12/17/2010 12:37:41 PM PST · by pissant · 1 replies
    House.gov ^ | 11/30/10 | Duncan D. Hunter
    Washington DC Immediately following a Department of Defense briefing for members of the House Armed Services Committee on the Dont Ask, Dont Tell report released today, Congressman Duncan Hunter, a Marine combat veteran of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, reiterated his opposition to overturning current policy. If anything, the survey results make a compelling case for keeping current policy in place and avoiding any type of distraction for our nations military and its combat mission, said Congressman Hunter. When breaking down the specifics, more respondents answered unfavorably or remain uncertain about a policy change than those who favor...