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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say an independent commission is recommending broad changes to the military's retirement and health care systems that could save more than $20 billion over the next...
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WASHINGTON, D. C (Mississippi News Now) - Republican U.S. Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi, a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Wednesday questioned the Joint Chiefs of Staff...
2015/01/29 04:20
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Retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis, former commander of the U.S. Central Command, delivered a harsh critique of the Obama administration’s defense and national security policies this week —...
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WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Air Force is investigating allegations that the No. 2 commander at its prestigious Air Combat Command told lower-ranking officers that talking to members of Congress about the...
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Observing that the terrorist safe havens inside Pakistan, including those of the Haqqani network, pose a major security threat to Afghanistan, a former top American general has called for targeting...
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2015/01/29 00:20
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Ash Carter, President Obama’s pick to be the new defense secretary, has told senators he doesn’t see any way to close down the prison at Guantanamo Bay over the next two years, putting a major dent in...
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In 2013, defense budget cuts sent shivers through the Hampton Roads economy, and on Wednesday a Senate panel discussed the possibility of returning to those bad old days. If that happens, the...
2015/01/28 23:31
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During a Senate Armed Services Committee meeting on Jan. 27, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis challenged Congress on a number of contentious policy issues, in particular sequestration. Known his...
2015/01/28 18:20
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The Air Force has launched an investigation into allegations that a prominent military leader threatened to ostracize service members who dared to discuss with lawmakers the service’s plan to retire...
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WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama will ask Congress for a hefty, almost 8 percent boost for the Pentagon, including $5.3 billion to equip and train Iraqi soldiers and moderate Syrian rebels to...
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Service chiefs pleaded with lawmakers Wednesday to end sequestration, saying that continued cuts will erode trust among troops and put their lives in danger when sent into battle. Gen. Raymond...
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Returning from Saudi Arabia, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain told CNBC on Wednesday he's most concerned about the threat posed by Iran. "There's a delusion that somehow we're...
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2015/01/28 04:27
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Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, the new chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said the impact on recruitment and retention would be a major consideration for him in dealing with proposals for...
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US President Barack Obama met King Salman during a whirlwind stop in Saudi Arabia. Photo / AP US President Barack Obama led a heavyweight delegation to Saudi Arabia to meet new King Salman and...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee is holding a confirmation hearing next week to consider Ashton Carter to be the next secretary of defense. President Barack Obama nominated...
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Sen. John McCain, the chairman of the powerful Senate Armed Services Committee, plans to ask three of the military’s former top commanders whether U.S. ground forces are needed in Syria, questioning...
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... The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says critics of U.S. foreign policy are disparaging the movie, "American Sniper" and denigrating the memory of Chris Kyle, the U.S. serviceman...
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... things about Obama's move to protect refuge from drilling5 things about Obama's move to protect refuge from drilling President Barack Obama waded into a decades-long fight over drilling in the...
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SANAA, Yemen (AP) - A U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the first so far this year, killed three al-Qaida fighters on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep targeting the global terror...
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The argument that the F-35 Lightning II is “too big to cancel” is not a good enough reason to keep it going. The F-35 Lightning II, otherwise known as the Joint Strike Fighter, has a lot of critics...
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