Senate Armed Services Committee

US condemns 'ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya

1 / 3<p>Rohingya refugees wait after crossing the Naf river from Myanmar into Bangladesh, where more than 600,000 members of Myanmar's Muslim minority …

Asia

Pentagon workaround a bad idea

Some ideas are bad. Others are simply terrible.<p>A group of congressional lawmakers has found a way to put military personnel at risk and undermine …

Medicine

NATO says world war is more likely as China and Russia rise above the West

A top NATO official has warned of a shift in global military strength from the Western military alliance to China and Russia, a move he said could …

Geopolitics

AG: Where my Russians at? But seriously, folks... (video)

<i>I just flew in from Moscow, and boy are my arms tired.</i><p>Okay, it didn’t get quite <i>that</i> bad, but Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke into a bit of a …

Conservative View

STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON TAX REFORM

<b>Washington, D.C.</b> ­– U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on the Senate Finance Committee completing markup of tax …

U.S. Congress

US Officials Warn Special Ops Forces Being Stretched to Possible Breaking Point

Add U.S. lawmakers to the ranks of those worried the country's special operations forces are being stretched to a possible breaking point.<p>Pentagon …

War

U.S. House Democrats join growing congressional concern about State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A chorus of concern in the U.S. Congress over the potential national security threat of State Department staff cuts grew on Thursday when every Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee signed a letter asking for a briefing.<p>Secretary of State Rex …

Donald Trump

Senate OKs eight defense nominees before Thanksgiving break

WASHINGTON — The Senate confirmed a slate of eight Pentagon nominees in pre-holiday work Thursday, filling a backlog of vacant civilian leadership …

Government

John McCain is threatening Trump's defense nominees over the Army's plan to offer mental-health waivers

• <b>Legislators say the Army did not notify them of a plan to offer waivers for some mental-health conditions.</b>• <b><br>Sen. John McCain has said he could slow down the confirmation process if the Pentagon isn't more forthcoming with information.</b>• <b><br>The Army has said the change is only a minor administrative …

U.S. Politics

Senate votes to confirm Trump's pick for Army secretary

The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's choice for Army Secretary.<p>Senators voted 89-6 Wednesday to approve the nomination of Mark Esper, defense giant Raytheon's top lobbyist, for the Army's top civilian post.<p>Esper told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing …

U.S. Politics

Senate confirms Esper as Army secretary

Senators confirmed on Wednesday former Raytheon executive Mark Esper as the new Army secretary, filling the service’s top civilian post after nearly …

Veterans

Twilight Zone: Pentagon pays for castration operation in military

Posted November 15, 2017 12:13 PM by Daniel Horowitz<p>quavondo | Getty Images<p>Font Size<br>• A<br>• A<br>• A<p>Print Images<p>What sort of society rips down a memorial for WWI …

Conservative View

Air Force: No plan to involuntarily recall pilots to fill shortage

The Air Force said Tuesday it will not use President Trump’s recent executive order to involuntarily recall retired pilots back into the military to fill a shortage that has now reached 2,000, saying they are looking for a longer-term commitment.<p>Trump’s Oct. 20 order changes U.S. law to increase …

U.S. Politics

As Trump Returns From Asia, America Retreats From the World

WASHINGTON -- As President Trump ends his Asia trip, he might sum up the 12-day journey with a revision of the remark attributed to Julius Caesar:</i> …

Vladimir Putin

On-site joint military team to investigate Niger attack: report

The U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) has dispatched a joint military team to investigate the Niger terrorist attack last month that left four American …

War

A top secret desert assembly plant starts ramping up to build Northrop's B-21 bomber

A once-empty parking lot at Northrop Grumman Corp.’s top secret aircraft plant in Palmdale is now jammed with cars that pour in during the predawn hours.<p>More than a thousand new employees are working for the time being in rows of temporary trailers, a dozen tan-colored tents and a vast assembly …

Aerospace

Congress abandons constraints on Kurdish aid

Congress put the Iraqi Kurds on notice this summer against going forward with their independence vote. In the aftermath of Baghdad’s heavy-handed …

Middle East

Senate panel stalls nominee who called assault rifle sales 'insane'

The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday declined to move forward with a top Defense Department nominee after he made bold comments on gun …

Guns

Setting the Record Straight: NDAA Section 1615 Opposition Is No Vendetta Against SpaceX

Posted: Nov 09, 2017 11:01 AM<p>Last week, the senior space editor for <i>Ars Technica</i> suggested my September column questioning a provision slipped into …

Conservative View

Congress deepens US-Israel missile alliance

Congress’ annual defense bill tops Trump budget request by $500 million amid rising Iranian threat.

War

Monopoly critics decry ‘Amazon amendment’

Lawmakers put the finishing touches this week on military funding legislation that contains a provision that stands to significantly benefit …

Government

Controversy erupts over plan to let Pentagon use unapproved drugs on battlefield

Should the Pentagon be allowed to authorize the use of unapproved drugs and medical devices on an emergency basis for combat soldiers?<p>That question has sparked a furious battle this week among some of Washington's biggest power players, with the Defense Department and its congressional advocates on …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Lawmakers Back $400 Million for Possible A-10 Successor

Key lawmakers support providing the Air Force with $400 million to explore buying a new light attack aircraft for missions in the Middle East.<p>The …

Military

Trump Defense Department nominee: It's 'insane' that Americans can buy high-powered weapons

President Trump’s pick to head up the military health system lunged into the US gun debate Tuesday during a Senate hearing, saying laws allowing civilians to purchase long guns like the Texas church shooter are “insane.”<p>Dean Winslow, a professor at Stanford University, offered up the assessment, …

Guns

2018 could lock-in Trump privilege, power in foreign policy

The last line of defense in checking President Donald Trump’s foreign-policy power is the old guard of the Republican Party, and those watchmen are …

Foreign Policy

US to focus on reducing Pak-India tension: Wells

Washington - The new South Asia strategy of the Trump administration focuses on reducing tension between India and Pakistan, a top American diplomat …

International Relations

Compromise defense bill tells Trump to spell out cyberwarfare strategy

The final version of an annual defense policy bill would require President Trump to develop a national policy for cyberspace and acts of cyberwarfare.<p>…

Government

McCain to oppose Trump nominees over torture memos

"I cannot in good conscience vote for any nominee who in any way has supported the use of enhanced interrogation," McCain said in a statement on …

Government

GOP chairmen seek hold on giving defense new FDA powers

Three GOP chairmen are asking for a delay in moving the defense policy bill’s conference report over concerns the measure would let military …

U.S. Congress

Trump's Nominee to Top Pentagon Post Says It's 'Insane' Civilians Can Own Assault Rifles

Dr. Dean Winslow, whom President Trump nominated to the Defense Department’s top health services post, told Senators on Tuesday that he thought it …

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