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Study sees no need to replace Air Force tankers

Report contradicts longstanding Air Force claims that aircraft were aging and in disrepair.

Mayors vent over changes in homeland security grants

Local officials encourage DHS to clearly outline the administration’s priorities for grant money so cities are in a stronger position to compete.

Senators prepare to put Pentagon on notice over Guard cuts

Congress is increasingly wary of efforts to downsize state-run units.

Senate budget adviser sees DHS funding increase

Senior staffer says it's the "only budget in town that is going to continue to see growth."

DHS urged to finish analysis of visitor tracking system

Department needs to complete a strategic plan to indicate how the program fits with other border security initiatives, GAO says.

Report encourages Pentagon to focus more on homeland defense

Conventional weapons systems and missile defense system should be cut back, analysts say in a new study.

Lawmakers seek details on administration's spying

Key senator asks why Bush failed to offer all members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees a briefing on the warrantless eavesdropping program.

Ex-Clinton officials warn of declining military readiness

Report recommends enlarging the Army's active-duty force by 30,000 troops and creating 48 combat brigades -- six more than the service now plans.

Panelists say regional DHS offices would help disaster response

Participants in Heritage Foundation discussion differ on the role the private sector should play in a regional support system.

Funding shortfalls cited for setbacks in storm response drill

Key officials, including the FEMA director, the governor of Louisiana and the mayor of New Orleans, failed to participate in the training exercise, senator says.