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House passes compromise defense bill, backing Pentagon budget boost
Lawmakers approved the legislation 363-70, which saw 169 Democrats join 194 Republicans in a blowout vote.
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Push to repeal Iraq war powers snags in overloaded Senate
As the NDAA goes down to the wire, the congressional attempt to reclaim AUMFs is a casualty of war.
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Final NDAA shakes up military prosecutions, boosts Indo-Pacific fund
The details of the final legislation were included in summaries from House Armed Services Democrats and the committee's Republican minority.
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Lawmakers drop proposal to add women to the draft
The provision had been part of the defense policy bill.
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Two new secret combat drones are in the works, Air Force secretary says
The disclosure is the strongest indication yet that the service is banking on autonomous weapon systems to give it an edge in the increasingly fierce military competition with China.
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‘I need a budget’: Pentagon officials thrash Congress over gridlock
Putting federal spending on autopilot until at least February locks in funding at the previous year’s level.
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'Absolute liars': Ex-D.C. Guard official says generals lied to Congress about Jan. 6
In a 36-page memo to the Capitol riot committee, Col. Earl Matthews also slams the Pentagon's inspector general for what he calls an error-ridden report.
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