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Army budget request might seek little for force protection

Congressional sources say the Pentagon will seek a relatively small $100 million increase despite criticism the Army hasn't supplied critical equipment to soldiers in Iraq.

DHS experience is cautionary tale for new intelligence director

Whoever takes over as the new chief of the intelligence apparatus could learn from the early, faltering steps of the Homeland Security Department.

Deputy Defense secretary warns of 'substantial' supplemental request

Paul Wolfowitz says amount of additional fiscal 2006 funding needed "would be a wild guess at this point."

Outgoing Homeland Security official cites need for better planning

DHS has done a good job of hashing out short-term policy matters, but long-term planning has lagged, says Assistant Secretary C. Stewart Verdery Jr.

War supplemental might target military life insurance sales

Move follows allegations that the Army failed to process hundreds of supplemental life insurance policies for activated Army personnel deployed to dangerous destinations abroad.

Homeland Security nominee vows to meet with unions

Michael Chertoff acknowledges “controversy and concern” about recently announced overhaul of the department’s personnel system.

House leaders seek to add military 'quality of life' panel

GOP leaders aim to place such issues at the forefront of the domestic appropriations agenda, ahead of education, health research and other social programs.

Group calls for increase in Army and Marine troop levels

Project for the New American Century seeks boost of at least 25,000 troops each year over the next several years, says administration has "unfortunately resisted" increases.

Nuclear agency withholds more than $5 million from Los Alamos operator

NNSA levies an historic fine on the University of California for mismanagement at nuclear laboratory.