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Border Patrol seeks more personnel, might enlist citizen patrols

CBP Commissioner Robert Bonner says thousands of more border guards are needed.

Familiar names show up on Army's closure list

Some of the service's oldest and best-known bases are slated to be shuttered or restructured.

BRAC plan likely to prompt strong fight in Northeast

Large facilities in Connecticut, Maine and New Jersey slated for closure, with thousands of jobs at stake.

Defense proposes major consolidation of finance services

The recommendation would involve closing 21 Defense Finance and Accounting Service facilities.

Showdown looms between appropriators, homeland panel

At issue is provision in fiscal 2006 Homeland Security spending bill not to fund President Bush's proposal to create a new office for coordinating screening efforts.

Base realignment plan would cut 18,000 civilian jobs

Nearly 67,000 civilian jobs are slated to move to new locations.

Inherited problems plague immigration enforcement agencies, GAO finds

Management challenges include defining priorities, improving coordination and effectively using resources.

Rumsfeld: Pentagon won’t ax more than 10 percent of bases

Base-closing recommendations due Friday will reflect review of overseas troop levels and decision to move operations from leased space to government-owned facilities.

Army punishes colonel over Iraq prison abuse scandal

Army will not bring criminal charges against Col. Thomas Pappas for his role in the Abu Ghraib scandal.

House panel approves $82.5 billion veterans bill

Bill is nearly $1 billion above President Bush's budget request.