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President Obama introduces nominees Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford (center) and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva.

The Pentagon Gets Two New Top Generals

Marine General Joseph Dunford and Air Force General Paul Selva have been tapped to serve as chairman and vice-chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Governor Greg Abbott asked the Texas State Guard to monitor the military exercise.

Is the Defense Department Actually Messing with Texas?

The U.S. military may not be using a summer exercise to institute martial law in Texas, but Governor Greg Abbott isn't taking chances.

House members are growing impatient with DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson's ongoing "Unity of Effort" initiative. Johnson is shown here touring an automated package handling facility in Kentucky last summer.

Lawmakers Aim to Streamline Homeland Security Purchasing

Bipartisan bill was prompted by cost estimates for buys that rose by $10 billion.

"Ultimately the president will not allow Republican leadership to get away with these games," said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md.

Democrats Fight 'Double Standard' for Defense Spending

Republicans can't bust through spending caps for the Pentagon's budget but stick with them for civilian agencies, Democrats say.

Bill Bans Bonuses for VA Senior Executives

House version of the fiscal 2016 VA spending bill prohibits funds from being used for SES performance awards.

Bernie Sanders Enters 2016 Race as an Alternative to Clinton

The anti-war Vermont senator calls for accountable defense spending and better veterans care, setting him apart from other 2016 candidates.

Obama Says Military Retirement Reforms Will Require More Study

The administration is ready to move forward immediately on a number of other January recommendations from compensation commission.

Panel Reverses Pentagon Cuts to Some Travel Per Diems

Defense authorization bill would scrap department policy that has resulted in lower reimbursement rates for employees on long-term government travel.

Jim Webb

Jim Webb Commemorates the Vietnam War, Subtly Jabs at Hillary Clinton

Clinton's would-be opponents are testing out a similar tactic for knocking her foreign policy record.

Defense Bill Alters Military Retirement System

Changes include auto-enrollment into TSP for new service members, and a less generous pension for those who retire after 20 years.