DEFENSE - ALL ARTICLES
The degrading toxin-filled munitions were abandoned by the U.S. Army in 1947.
Conference focuses on vets jailed due to mental health, substance abuse.
Votes are in doubt because of an impasse over the annual defense bill and flaring tensions over Senate rule changes.
Suggested talking points include that the agency obeys the law and prevents terror attacks.
Okinawa is 260 miles east of new China air defense zone.