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Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis declined to disavow his past comments that women in combat and openly serving gay members of the armed services harm the military.
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Defense Secretary nominee Gen. James Mattis declined to disavow his past comments that women in combat and openly serving gay members of the armed services harm the military.
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Richard Burr's Armed Services stint shows how raising money became more important than doing the work he was elected to do.
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North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr attended just 30 percent of Armed Services hearings while serving on the committee.
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Michael McAuliff covers Congress and politics for The Huffington Post. Talk to him on Facebook. Rambler and other opponents
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Republican U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn of Colorado says he and others have met with generals behind the scenes and urged them to resign if they disagree with the White House's military policy in the Middle East.
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Men constitute 86 percent of active duty forces, and make up 90 percent of the homeless veteran population. For women, the numbers are 14 percent and 10 percent respectively. But the reasons are different.
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The real threat to our national security is economic, not military. Nobody knows what a "limited strike" would cost, but General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, says it will run in the billions. Here's what the money could buy instead.
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The House is scheduled to vote next week on a defense policy bill that would take away the power of military commanders to
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Defense officials argued to Congress that the 2001 authorization to use military force extends their battlefield to anywhere in the world, from Boston, to the Congo, to Syria.
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Support of armed services personnel, during and after their active duty, is a commitment more important than all others. We turned our backs on American service men and women who deserve much better.
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Despite ridicule and numerous letdowns, LGBT activists have continued to push Obama toward his campaign platform when he has catered to the right.
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If President Barack Obama "decides to be tough with Iran beyond sanctions, I think he is going to feel a lot of Republican
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Lawmakers and gay-rights activists predicted Wednesday that both the Senate and House will have enough votes to repeal the
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The vets group insisted that it wanted more and urged the bill to be killed. Democratic assurances that vets were covered
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This week, the Pentagon called climate change a threat to national security that "may spark or exacerbate future conflicts." With this report, the Pentagon has put global warming on the geopolitical map.
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America ships soldiers off to Afghanistan and Iraq for free. If you come back in a body bag, they ship that back for free, too. However, we make families who send soldiers socks, food and underwear pay shipping costs.
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New research indicates that 80% of Afghanistan now has a permanent Taliban presence and that 97% of the country has "substantial Taliban activity."