Defense

Should Veterans With PTSD Be Exempt From the Death Penalty?

Some legal experts argue a categorical ban is justified.

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Panel Recommends Scrapping Current Military Pension System

Commission proposes a 'blended' approach to retirement benefits as well as moving dependents and some retirees off TRICARE.

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Joint Chiefs Warn Against Sequestration, Again

Like a tragic Greek chorus, the Joint Chiefs again warned of the dire consequences of sequestration, although Congress is unlikely to act.

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Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said Congress must pass a spending bill quickly.

Would a DHS Shutdown Mark the 'Height of Irresponsibility?'

Democrats say it would, Republicans counter that "it wouldn’t be the end of the world."

A soldier keeps watch at the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.

Panel Expected to Call For Major Changes to Military Retirement and Health Benefits

Commission reportedly will recommend a new retirement system that would result in less generous pensions.

Defense One Cpl. Isaac Garcia patrols during a two-day mission in Larr Village, Afghanistan, May 22, 2014.

Obama To Propose Pentagon Spending Boost in 2016

President Barack Obama will send Congress a $585 billion defense spending plan on Monday, that would boost the Pentagon budget to levels not seen since 2012. By Marcus Weisgerber

VA chief Bob McDonald announced the reorganization in November.

VA Announces Major Department Realignment

Official says reorganization is not about job cuts, and that there is 'more than enough work' to go around.

Terminal 5 at JFK International Airport.

Homeland Security IG Protests Redactions in Report on Airport Security Lapses

TSA argued information omitted from the report on vulnerabilities at JFK Airport was sensitive.

Sen. Jon Tester, D-Mont., is a co-sponsor of the bill.

Senators Reintroduce Sick Leave Bill for Disabled Vets

Legislation would give 104 hours of sick leave up front to first-year feds who are wounded warriors.

Border Bill That DHS Chief Has Called 'Unworkable' Faces a Fight on Capitol Hill

Both Democrats and conservative Republicans oppose the measure.

The Pentagon Has No Idea How Many Employees It Needs

Laws capping number of employees have been waived since 2002.

Indian artist Jagjot Singh Rubal finishes a painting of Obama in preparation for the president's visit.

Obama Won't Hear Cheers in India on Afghanistan Policy

New Delhi worries about effect of U.S. military pullout in Afghanistan.

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