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Durbin Launches Standoff Over Defense Spending ‘Gimmick’

The amendment would require a deal to lift the budget caps before the Pentagon could access $35.9 billion.

A Secret Service officer patrols Lafayette Park across from the White House on Tuesday.

Secret Service Places Dozens of Uncleared Agents at Sensitive Posts

Expedited hiring efforts caused embattled agency to ignore security protocols.

In the Current Environment, Everyone in Congress a Security Hostage Taker

The fight over defense spending has echoes of the ‘unpatriotic’ rhetoric that shaped the Iraq War vote.

White House Sends More Troops to Iraq

The White House will send 450 more American troops to help Iraq turn back ISIS.

Sen. Johnny Isakson, shown speaking at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta in January, sponsored the legislation to compensate surviving hostages and their families.

Compensation for Iran Hostages Cleared by Senate Panel

Isakson measure would tap fines on sanctions violators.

Homeland Security Inspector General John Roth testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on TSA's challenges.

TSA Told to Improve Vetting of Workers for Terrorism Ties

Though hiring is generally effective, IG seeks more sharing of watchlist information.

Capitol Hill Hearing on Airport Security Interrupted by Security Threat

Capitol Police evacuated several floors of Dirksen Tuesday after a suspicious package was reported.

Auditors inspect weapons in Kandahar.

As U.S. Presence in Afghanistan Shrinks, So Does Oversight

The special inspector general criticizes the Pentagon for pointless spending and unnecessary secrecy.

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations Vice Adm. Bill Moran and Deputy Army Chief of Staff Roy Wallace speak at Defense One's Force of the Future event on June 7, 2015.

DoD's HR Overhaul: From Yugo to Maserati in a Year and a Half

Pentagon officials say they’re committed to overhauling the personnel system by the end of the Obama administration.

Syrian Electronic Army Claims Hack of Army Website Monday

The Army’s official website was inaccessible for part of the day.