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Border Patrol agents in Arizona face increased confrontations

Top agent says rise in assaults attributed to attempts to shut down drug runners and smugglers of illegal immigrants.

Robotic spacecraft mission cut short

Apparent fuel shortage causes craft to shut down after rendezvous with military satellite.

Senators aim to derail Pentagon plans to scrap C-130J

An amendment to the emergency defense spending bill would prohibit funds from being spent to terminate the $4.1 billion contract for the aircraft.

Pentagon to participate in international plague vaccine effort

United States will work with Canada and United Kingdom on project.

GAO says problems justify rebidding C-130 contract

Watchdog agency says award was tainted because Darleen Druyun, formerly the Air Force's second-ranking acquisition official, was biased in favor of Boeing.

Report highlights challenges facing new national intelligence director

Congressional Research Service notes concerns about ambiguities in law, especially relationship between DNI and Defense secretary.

New terrorism response plan takes effect

New National Response Plan and closely related National Incident Management System replace a patchwork of existing documents.

Air Force tells senator it will alter C-130J contract

Modifications will ensure contract complies with traditional military procurement rules.

GAO, Pentagon at odds over management

Watchdog agency pushes for chief management officer; Defense officials demur.

Pentagon plans to consolidate forces in Europe take shape

Troop levels would be cut from 62,000 to 24,000 in the next five to 10 years.