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Air Force Defends Shielding Nuclear Force from Service Cutbacks

Deborah Lee James said it was necessary to have "full manning in our nuclear positions."

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Deja Vu? Pentagon at Odds With Union on Its Second Attempt at Civilian Personnel Reform

Union feels 'duped' and 'boxed out' of the process for creating a new system.

The CDC Just Raised Its Warning Level for U.S. Travel to Three African Countries

Risk of Ebola spreading to the U.S. is small, but officials are taking precautions.

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CIA Admits to Improperly Hacking Senate Computers

In a sharp and sudden reversal, the CIA is acknowledging it improperly tapped into the computers of Senate staffers who were reviewing the intelligence agency’s Bush-era torture practices.

Meet the Man Now Responsible for Solving the VA Crisis

Robert McDonald got overwhelming bipartisan support during his Senate confirmation vote Tuesday.

"Congress was not able to consider the risk to the American people or our troops in harms way," House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon said regarding the swap.

Republicans Condemn Bergdahl Swap

But Democrats on the House Armed Services Committee say the resolution is simply a political move ahead of this week's House vote on suing President Obama.

"It's an important conversation because I think it will help us to refocus on the fact that there are people who lost their loved ones," Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., said.

Benghazi Select Committee to Meet With Victims' Families This Week

"If they have questions that are still out there, I think we want to know what those questions are," ranking Democrat says.

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House Approves Stronger Cyber Protections for Critical infrastructure

Separate bill to bolster DHS’ cyber workforce also passes.

Crates of weapons for the Afghan National Security Forces.

The Afghan Military’s Tracking of U.S.-Supplied Weapons Is Sloppy at Best

Watchdog warns that incomplete inventory could help arming of insurgents.

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (left), and Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., unveiled the compromise Monday.

Congress Reaches Deal on Firing VA Senior Execs Immediately

Bill adds $12 billion in new funding for VA personnel and facilities.

A U.S. Army ranger patrols in Kandahar province, Afghanistan, in 2011.

Senate Panel OKs 1 Percent Pay Raise for Troops and Defense Civilians

The House-passed version of the fiscal 2015 Defense spending bill supports a 1.8 percent pay boost for service members.

Russian Officials Continue to Believe All U.S. Intelligence Evidence is 'Fake'

The Kremlin's Defense Ministry doubts the veracity the recently-released US satellite images.

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