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U.S. House Committee on Armed Services

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  • At Electric Boat, A Shock But Not A Trend

    At Electric Boat, A Shock But Not A Trend
    The picture seemed good earlier this year as Electric Boat hired 350 workers, many of them to rebuild the USS Miami after a fire nearly destroyed the attack submarine when it was in Maine for repairs. The Groton sub-maker has boosted its staff of...
  • Rep. Forbes opposes Syria intervention

    Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Chesapeake, issued a statement Tuesday opposing U.S. military intervention in Syria. Forbes, a member of the House Armed Services Committee and a key voice on defense issues, said such a move is not in the national security interest...
  • An iffy situation

    An iffy situation
    What if we attack Syria? What if we don't? These are the biggest "what if?" questions on the planet right now. Yet the White House team tasked with handling them is showing a selective aversion to related "what if?" questions. What if Congress...
  • Watch live: Obama addresses the nation on Syria

    Watch live: Obama addresses the nation on Syria
    President Obama is scheduled to address the nation at 6 p.m. PDT Tuesday to explain his administration’s response to a reported chemical weapons attack in Syria. Although the speech was originally planned to sell the idea of punitive military...
  • 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...
  • Rethinking the two-state solution

    Rethinking the two-state solution
    In the 2012 elections, J Street, the relatively new pro-Israel lobby whose stated purpose is to promote a progressive peace agenda in the Middle East, says its PAC disbursed more than $1.8 million to candidates from 26 states, thus helping eight Senate...
  • Rape and winning

    Maybe the problem is that rape is an extension of military culture. And it's metastasizing, even as legislation to address it stays trapped in congressional subcommittee. Scandals and outrage come and go, but rape is ever-present. In 2011, a Pentagon...
  • 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...
  • Super PAC forms to fight defense cuts

    Super PAC forms to fight defense cuts
    SAN DIEGO -- A political action committee was started Tuesday in San Diego to fight proposed defense budget cuts. Organizers of the Fight 4 America super PAC unveiled three television commercials that focus on what they believe is deficient defense...
  • 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....