U.S. House Committee on Armed Services

Letters: Rep. McKeon can't have it both ways

Re "Patt Morrison Asks: Howard 'Buck' McKeon," Opinion, Sept. 18 Patt Morrison notes that Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon's (R-Santa Clarita) "campaigns have benefited from the district's aerospace and defense industries." So when he asks for better funding for the military as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, is he representing actual Americans or his contributors? This brings to mind the fox guarding the chicken coop. Even with sequestration, the U.S. will have a military many times more powerful than that of any potential adversary. Under the spending cuts McKeon is seeking to reverse, we simply need to put our military in...