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U.S. House Committee on Armed Services

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  • Proposed Pentagon budget cuts would shrink Army, retire aircraft

    Proposed Pentagon budget cuts would shrink Army, retire aircraft
    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...
  • Back to the '30s: The great American retreat

    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...
  • Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike

    Members of Congress press for vote ahead of possible Syria strike
    WASHINGTON – A group of lawmakers is urging President Obama to seek congressional authorization for any military action against Syria, warning that failure to do so would be unconstitutional. Rep. Scott Rigell (R-Va.), who represents a district...
  • Atheists in foxholes are entitled to their own chaplains

    Atheists in foxholes are entitled to their own chaplains
    Years ago, desperate for a subject for a short “light and bright” editorial, I came across a news story about a telephone company that offered a “Dial-an-Atheist” service. The seeming absurdity of the idea appealed to me, and a...
  • Sexual assaults in military: 'Little monsters' now in charge

    Sexual assaults in military: 'Little monsters' now in charge
    Paula Coughlin was grocery shopping in Jacksonville, Fla., when I caught up with her on the phone this week. If anyone has an interesting perspective on the U.S. military’s absurd inability to deal with sexual assault, it’s Coughlin. She is...
  • 1st District: Wittman values relationships

    When he's not roaming the halls of Congress or listening to voters in his district, U.S. Rep. Rob Wittman, R-Westmoreland, enjoys a good hunting trip. He loads up his pickup truck with one of his yellow labs and heads to a favorite spot near his home in...
  • Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's second in command killed, Yemen says

    Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula's second in command killed, Yemen says
    Yemeni forces have killed Said al-Shihri, second in command of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni Defense Ministry said Monday. An official military website cited a senior source saying al-Shihri was killed in an operation in Hadramawt Valley....
  • Yemen: Al Qaeda No. 2 Leader Killed

    Yemen: Al Qaeda No. 2 Leader Killed
    Yemeni forces have killed Said al-Shihri, second in command of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, the Yemeni Defense Ministry said Monday. A Yemeni government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said officials are waiting for DNA confirmation....
  • Military Treatment Of Women Enters New Era

    Late last year, the Air Force began a sweep through its installations around the world looking for items that fell into the broad category of "unprofessional." The investigations found more than 32,000 such treasures. Not a small number of the offending...
  • PASSINGS: Peter Breck, Philip Bruns, Jim Lloyd, Harry Keough, Antoni Tapies, Florence Green, Morgan Jones, Bill Hinzman

    PASSINGS: Peter Breck, Philip Bruns, Jim Lloyd, Harry Keough, Antoni Tapies, Florence Green, Morgan Jones, Bill Hinzman
    Peter Breck Actor on 'The Big Valley' Peter Breck, 82, an actor who played a son of ranch owner Barbara Stanwyck on the 1960s TV western "The Big Valley," died Monday in Vancouver after a long illness, his wife, Diane, announced on the website The Big...
  • Congress zooms in on drone killings

    Congress zooms in on drone killings
    WASHINGTON -- Once a month, a group of staff members from the House and Senate intelligence committees drives across the Potomac River to CIA headquarters in Virginia, assembles in a secure room and begins the grim task of watching videos of the latest...
  • Afghan war effort 'on track,' general tells Congress

     
    The American war effort in Afghanistan is making progress despite recent setbacks, the top U.S. commander there told Congress on Tuesday....