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U.S. House Committee on Armed Services

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • An iffy situation

     
    Wednesday's print column Hypothetically speaking, speculation might help 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......
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Gen. Allen: Afghan mission 'stays the course' despite violence

    Gen. Allen: Afghan mission 'stays the course' despite violence
    SAN DIEGO - A top U.S. Marine General addressed some of those concerns with the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday and said his mission is moving forward. Marine Four-Star General John Allen was on Capitol Hill Tuesday reassuring that the U.S. war...