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Legislators prepare bill to thwart proposed Tricare fee hike

Measure would require Pentagon to seek congressional consent before adjusting healthcare fees.

Senators differ on plans for overhaul of foreign investment oversight

Broadest proposal would replace committee that approved controversial ports deal with body led by DHS.

House lawmakers introduce port security bill

Legislation would provide about $800 million annually for maritime security and set new requirements for DHS.

GOP senators seek $531 million addition to wartime supplemental bill

Extra money would go toward upgrades for Army’s armored vehicle fleet.

Forward Observer: A Whistleblower's Lament

Ernie Fitzgerald says he has little to show for the decades he spent trying to expose wasteful spending on defense contracts.

Senate panel votes to double size of border force

More than 10,000 Customs and Border Patrol agents would be added, and fences along the border would be upgraded.

Senate panel narrowly approves fiscal 2007 budget plan

Blueprint would boost discretionary spending about 3.6 percent over this year, with the bulk of the increase going toward defense.

As reservists come home, Pentagon shifts burden to regular forces

National Guard and Reserve troops filled the gap in Iraq while the regular Army underwent a radical overhaul.

House panel postpones work on Homeland Security authorization bill

Republicans, Democrats at odds over process for crafting the legislation.

Military says training, gear needed for future disasters

Chief of National Guard Bureau says more money also is needed to improve interagency training between the Homeland Security and Defense departments.