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Statement from McConnell, Paul, and Whitfield on Army Aviation Force Restructure Announcement

November 20, 2014 in Politics & Elections

Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul and Congressman Ed Whitfield today released the following statement regarding the Department of Defense announcing its Army Aviation Force Restructure removing the 159th Combat Aviation ‘Thunder’ Brigade from Fort Campbell Army Base: ‘We are deeply disappointed by the Obama administration’s decision to remove the 159th CAB from Fort Campbell. It is bad news for our nation’s security and for the local Fort Campbell community. Our military’s readiness and national security must remain the highest priority for the American people, and for Fort Campbell’s troops and families in the great Commonwealth of Kentucky. We believe that cuts need to be made in places other than deployable troops as a means to make smart cuts to government spending. We also must not allow our number of troops to fall to the dangerously low levels being sought by the Obama Administration, especially at a time of increasing instability in the world.’ …read more


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