Defense

Despite Accidental Deaths This Week, Congress Says Drone Strikes Are Here to Stay

On Capitol Hill, Republicans and Democrats agree the drone program has been a valuable tool in the war against terror.

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New Bill Would Give VA Secretary 'Sweeping' Authority to Fire Bad Employees

Legislation also would extend probationary period for new workers to 18 months.

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Watchdog Sounds Alarm on Dead Alarm in Ex-President's Home

Secret Service left Houston home of George H.W. Bush vulnerable for 13 months.

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Ash Carter to Troops: I Need You to Say ‘Enough’ to Sexual Assault

The Pentagon chief says the military has too many other challenges to let this one fester.

House Panel Advances Military Retirement Overhaul

More troops would be eligible for retirement benefits under Defense authorization provisions.

Obama on Accidental Hostage Deaths: 'I Profoundly Regret What Happened'

The administration said Thursday that one American hostage and two American al-Qaida operatives were killed during U.S. military operations.

Hillary Clinton Is 'Happy' to Answer More Questions From the Benghazi Committee

Clinton's lawyers and Rep. Trey Gowdy's committee are engaged in a polite battle of letters.

When Is a TV Channel a Foreign Agent?

A Russian lawmaker thinks RT should register as a lobbyist with the U.S. government.

Lawmakers Pitch Major Changes to Some Feds’ Retirement Perks

Certain employees would become exempt from tax penalty while others would receive annuity boost.

Diana Rubens said she took the Philadelphia job because she was interested in running a “large and complex office."

VA Senior Exec Hedges on Congressional Questions Over $300K Relocation Package

Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to move top official from Washington to Philadelphia in 2014.

Commentary: Pentagon Must Put Good People in Top Personnel Spot

Quality at the top will translate to the rest of the workforce.

"The proposal was not enough for those on the left and way too much for those of us who believe that the Constitution says the president is the Commander-in-Chief," Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, said.

The AUMF Was Always a Political Disaster

The incentive to officially declare war against ISIS was never really there.

Vets Sue VA Over Access to Medical Records

Plaintiffs say department has ignored their requests for documents necessary to apply for disability benefits.

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