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Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., is the presumptive incoming chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs panel.

Sen. Johnson Speaks on Aligning Public-Private Sector Pay, Keeping Hearings Polite

Likely Homeland Security panel priorities also include securing border, cyber safety, regulatory rollback.

Stung at Home, Obama Embarks on His Longest Foreign Trip

The president will spend 10 days in Asia, where leaders know all about his domestic political weakness.

U.S. Navy Seahawks take off from the flight deck of the USS George H.W. Bush in the Persian Gulf, on October 18, 2014.

Obama Doubles Number of Troops for Iraq Mission to 3,000

The Obama administration is reevaluating the operation against ISIL in Iraq, where months of air strikes there and in neighboring Syria have seen little effect. By Stephanie Gaskell

The soldiers would be "in a non-combat role, to expand our advise and assist mission and initiate a comprehensive training effort for Iraqi forces," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement.

Obama to Send More Troops to Iraq in Fight Against Islamic State

The administration is expected to ask for more war funding to help battle the terrorist group.

Pentagon Casts Wider Net to Avert the Next Ebola Before It Arrives

New two-page EZ application is the first step to DARPA funding for biological technology.

A BQM-74E drone is launched from the deck of the USS Lassen during a missile exercise, on September 21, 2010.

The Military Wants New Technologies To Fight Drones

These are the technologies we will use to counter drones in the future. By Patrick Tucker

President Obama speaks to reporters during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on November 5, 2014.

Obama To Ask Congress for New War Powers To Fight ISIS

After insisting for months he had sufficient authority to fight ISIS, Obama on Wednesday announced he will ask Congress for a new AUMF. By Molly O’Toole

Pentagon’s Buying Managers Resist IG’s Call for Central Oversight Office

Watchdog recommends the new office as a way to reduce delays and cost overruns.

Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics Frank Kendall speaks to faculty at the Defense Acquisition University at Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Pentagon's Weapons Man Kendall Doesn't Buy Rumors of Sequestration's Repeal

Frank Kendall says life will go on inside the Pentagon regardless of the political temperature on Capitol Hill. By Marcus Weisgerber

McCain (right) questions Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey during a September hearing about U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria.

John McCain Poised to Control Senate's Defense Policy

Move will give the hawk an influential avenue to merge his two favorite roles: administration critic and legislative deal maker.