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U.S. House Committee on Armed Services

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  • Ruppersberger's mystery move

    Either you or Rep. C. A. Dutch Ruppersberger aren't telling the whole story about his decision leave the House Armed Services Committee, because the explanation given doesn't make any sense ("Ruppersberger steps down from Armed Services panel," June 27)....
  • State, local officials preparing for new BRAC

    State, local officials preparing for new BRAC
    As President Barack Obama proposed a new round of military base closures and reorganization, Maryland's political and business forces already are working to protect installations here and position the state to benefit from any future moves. Maryland...
  • Maryland Air National Guard losing planes, mission

    Maryland Air National Guard losing planes, mission
    For months, the men and women of the 135th Airlift Group have been training on their new C27J Spartan turboprops for their deployment this spring to Afghanistan. Their job: carrying soldiers, equipment and supplies around the war zone as the fighting...
  • O'Malley, governors oppose cuts to Air National Guard

    Forty-nine governors, including Martin O’Malley, are “strongly” opposing “disproportionate” cuts to the Air National Guard in the Air Force’s 2013 budget request. Among the cuts, the Air Force plans to cancel the...
  • Hotels agree to wounded soldiers program

    Three national hotel corporations have agreed to participate in a program that will allow Americans to donate their hotel points to wounded soldiers and their families, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger and Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin said Friday. Bethesda-based...
  • Outsider Bartlett faces political challenge of career

    Outsider Bartlett faces political challenge of career
    When Roscoe Bartlett was thrust suddenly into front runner status in a topsy-turvy race for Congress in 1992, Republican leaders in Maryland arranged a meeting so he could get to know them. Maybe it was his ill-fitting suit, or his folksy demeanor, but...
  • Md. defense contractors press Congress for details of cuts

    Northrop Grumman Corp. says it is already having difficulty attracting bright, tech-savvy workers. The CEO of Lockheed Martin Corp. told Congress this month that his company could have to lay off thousands of employees. They and other Maryland defense...
  • Former Mid sues Naval Academy over rapes

    A former midshipman who says she was raped twice while at the Naval Academy has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force officials to improve their response to sexual assaults at the service academies. In a complaint filed Friday, the woman, now 22, says...
  • VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama

    VA's Shinseki, facing growing calls to quit, set to meet with Obama
    As a growing number of lawmakers from both parties call for the resignation of Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki, the retired general's fate is likely to be tied to his next meeting with President Obama, which could come as early as Friday....
  • Negotiating with terrorists

    Euphoria over the Taliban's release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was quickly tempered by media reports that Bergdahl had abandoned his post and that his father made comments opposing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Bergdahl's father tweeted, "I am still...
  • Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier

    Obama adamantly defends Taliban prisoner swap that freed U.S. soldier
    The release of America's only prisoner of war in Afghanistan in a trade for five senior Taliban commanders in U.S. custody was over in minutes Saturday. But it followed 31/2 years of secret on-and-off negotiations that produced far less than the White...
  • Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress

    Bergdahl prisoner exchange sparks bipartisan backlash in Congress
    The White House on Wednesday battled a bipartisan storm of criticism over President Obama's decision to order the exchange of Taliban leaders for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl. Senior lawmakers from both parties are questioning the administration's...