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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.
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.
Richard Burr's Armed Services stint shows how raising money became more important than doing the work he was elected to do.
North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr attended just 30 percent of Armed Services hearings while serving on the committee.
Rio Tinto has pursued the deal for a decade, and it was apparently pushed into the NDAA largely thanks to Sen. John McCain
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.
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.
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.
The House is scheduled to vote next week on a defense policy bill that would take away the power of military commanders to
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.