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Homeland Security spending bill bogged down by disputes

Debate on a variety of unrelated issues, from hurricane relief to highway spending, holds up passage of appropriations measure.

Conferees authorize increase in troops for Army, Marines

Defense authorization bill also includes 3.5 percent pay raise for military service personnel.

Senate passes intelligence overhaul bill; House prepares for debate

Sens. Collins, Lieberman, beat back efforts to weaken role of national intelligence director.

Air Force general withdraws nomination to head Pacific Command

Senate panel was interested in Gen. Gregory Martin's e-mails related to controversial Air Force tanker lease deal.

Pentagon security agency not told of potential attacks before 9/11

Attack survivors believe that better planning might have prevented deaths, destruction.

House-Senate conferees quash effort to delay base closures

Conference committee members also reach an 11th hour deal on language preventing the Air Force from leasing Boeing refueling tankers.

Justice unit trains first responders at former Army base

Center for Domestic Preparedness has trained more than 200,000 local officials in programs accelerated after 9/11.

Problems loom in reconciling House, Senate intelligence overhaul bills

House Republican leaders increasingly are under attack for including a number of provisions not included in the Senate version of the bill.

Conferees slogging toward defense authorization agreement

Lawmakers try to find a compromise on House language that would delay an upcoming round of military base closures by two years.

Navy streamlines its intranet contract

Measurements used to gauge the performance of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet project are consolidated.