| Mar 4, 2014
| 3:05 PM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon unveiled a $496 billion base budget on Tuesday that looks beyond Afghanistan to future U.S. security challenges after a dozen years of war, cutting the military to afford more training and new weapons as it adapts to an...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:19 PM
In a surprising turnaround, a state commission charged with protecting Virginia's military assets wants to invite another federal base-closing round, something congressional leaders have opposed for several years running.
The Commission on Military...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:57 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Boeing Co is considering a slower build rate and other options to keep production of its EA-18G electronic attack planes running into 2017, and give Congress time to add more orders, a top company executive told Reuters in an...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It happens after every war. America disarms. And so invites the next attack, and next war. The same haphazard pattern is emerging now -- even before the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are over, much as this administration pretends they are in order to cut...
| Feb 24, 2014
| 10:56 PM
WASHINGTON — The Army will shrink to its lowest troop levels since before World War II under a budget proposed Monday by the Obama administration that seeks to downsize the Pentagon from the wartime buildup of the last 13 years, and calls for...
| Feb 17, 2014
Military associations, younger retirees and angry careerists pressured Congress, and it repealed the retiree COLA cap it enacted only six weeks ago.
Cost-of-living adjustments for military retirees under age 62 will not be set a full percentage point...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:26 PM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, one of the nation's most influential liberal lawmakers for nearly four decades, will retire from his Westside seat this year, closing a career in which he successfully championed laws to clean the country's air,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:49 PM
WASHINGTON -- An effort by a powerful U.S. senator to broaden congressional oversight of lethal drone strikes overseas fell apart last week after the White House refused to expand the number of lawmakers briefed on covert CIA operations, according to...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:35 AM
WASHINGTON -- The U.S diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya. was "woefully vulnerable" prior to the deadly 2012 attack by militants, according to a report by House Republicans on the incident that blames the Obama administration for failing to beef up...
| Jan 30, 2014
| 7:59 AM
WASHINGTON — Rep. Henry A. Waxman, whose legislative record has made him one of the country’s most influential liberal lawmakers for four decades, announced Thursday that he will retire from his Westside seat, the latest in a wave of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 1:46 PM
By Andrea Shalal-Esa
WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - U.S. lawmakers need to drop
parochial interests and make tough decisions about U.S. military
bases, personnel costs and arms programs given continued
pressure to reduce federal deficits, the top Democrat...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 8:35 AM
The compromise defense bill now before the Senate allows the Navy to ramp up its effort to develop a fleet of carrier-based unmanned aircraft.
The Navy made history in July when the autonomous X-47B landed on the deck of the aircraft carrier USS...