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  • House congressional budget fails to address America's fiscal problems

    House congressional budget fails to address America's fiscal problems
    Here's the United States' fiscal predicament in a nutshell: Under current law, the publicly held debt of the federal government will increase by 4.5 percent of gross domestic product over the next decade, to a historically anomalous 78.7 percent of GDP....
  • Pentagon loses sight of $500 million in counterterrorism aid given to Yemen

    The Pentagon is unable to account for more than $500 million in U.S. military aid given to Yemen amid fears that the weaponry, aircraft and equipment is at risk of being seized by Iranian-backed rebels or al-Qaida, according to U.S. officials. With...
  • GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits

    GOP weighs increase in war funds to skirt Pentagon limits
    House Republicans are considering adding tens of billions of dollars to President Barack Obama's request for overseas military operations in an effort to get around tight limits on Pentagon spending. The move comes as Republicans are set to unveil their...
  • Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation next month

    Biden to speak at Naval Academy graduation next month
    Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the Naval Academy graduation on May 22, academy officials announced Tuesday. Biden is expected to shake 1,070 hands. Among the Class of 2015, about 800 midshipmen will be commissioned as ensigns in the Navy....
  • Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority

    Pentagon continues push for base-closing authority
    The Defense Department is open to changing how it handles another round of military base closings, hoping to break a stalemate on an issue in which Hampton Roads has a big stake. The changes would not alter the fundamental purpose of the Base...
  • Homeland Security chief: Capitol gyrocopter 'literally flew under the radar'

    Homeland Security chief: Capitol gyrocopter 'literally flew under the radar'
    The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key...
  • Saudi-led Yemen air war's high civilian toll unsettles U.S. officials

    Saudi-led Yemen air war's high civilian toll unsettles U.S. officials
    Concerned about reports of hundreds of civilian casualties, Obama administration officials are increasingly uneasy about the U.S. involvement in the Saudi-led air war against rebel militias in Yemen, opening a potential rift between Washington and its...
  • Soldiers put human face to IDF while on tour

    Soldiers put human face to IDF while on tour
    When the idea for the "Israeli Soldiers Tour" was first put to StandWithUs executive director Roz Rothstein — who founded the international nonprofit pro-Israel education organization in 2001 — she didn't think it was a very good idea. "I...
  • Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?

     Only Newport News Shipbuilding makes aircraft carriers, so how can the Navy increase competition?
    As the Navy's top uniformed officer, Adm. Jonathan Greenert said he regularly checks on the Ford-class aircraft carrier program underway at Newport News Shipbuilding. Among his many questions, one is always the same: What will it take to reduce cost?...
  • Remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor to be identified

    Remains of sailors and Marines killed at Pearl Harbor to be identified
    The Pentagon will exhume and identify remains from as many as 388 sailors and Marines who died aboard the Navy ship Oklahoma when it was hit by torpedoes during the Pearl Harbor attacks in Hawaii. The service members’ remains have lain in graves...
  • Obama pledges more humanitarian aid to visiting Iraqi premier

    President Obama announced $200 million in additional humanitarian aid to Iraq on Tuesday but was noncommittal on the request from visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi for more sophisticated weapons to fight Islamic State militants. Obama said...