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Administration to request $25 billion military supplemental

GOP leaders predict strong support for a stopgap spending measure to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Military unlikely to win environmental exemption

A House subcommittee chairman says he has no plans to move a measure exempting Defense agencies from environmental laws this year.

House panel votes for two-year delay of base closings

One lawmaker warns, however, that pushing back the schedule could result in a more aggressive round of closures.

Lawmakers lash out at security clearance backlog

House lawmakers demand action to reduce backlog of 188,000 contractor clearance requests at the Pentagon.

House weighs homeland security management shakeup

House lawmakers question the Homeland Security Department’s deputy secretary on everything from management challenges to a lack of communication.

Following the money on Iraq, homeland security not easy

The Bush administration has a great deal of discretion in spending war funds, and "homeland security" remains ill-defined.

New attack plane faces cuts as defense bill takes shape

The F/A-22 could face $300 million in cuts to help pay for an increase in troop strength.

Senate intelligence panel approves authorization bill

Measure includes a series of proposals to restructure intelligence agencies and operations.

Democrats propose plan to boost biological defenses

Arguing that the Bush administration's Project Bioshield doesn't go far enough, they seek to speed development of drugs that counter biological agents.