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Air Force acquisition chief won support of ex-colleagues before sentencing

In letters to court, high-ranking federal officials praised Darleen Druyun for innovative management under deals she now admits favored Boeing.

Turf-conscious senators resist expansion of Governmental Affairs

Powerful committee chairman defeat attempts to transfer some of their oversight and appropriations duties to retooled panel.

Judge criticizes Justice Department leaks in anthrax investigation

Accuses leakers of "undermining what this country is supposed to be about."

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.