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Homeland Security unveils unified border control strategy

Initiative includes increased staffing, strengthened interior enforcement and greater investment in detection technology.

Report cites decline in condition of military equipment

Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan are taking a high toll on equipment, GAO finds.

Bush seeks funding for shipyards damaged by Katrina

Hurricane aid request includes $2 billion for ship repairs.

Lawmakers threaten subpoenas for Katrina-related documents

New e-mails shed light on ex-FEMA director Michael Brown’s actions after the hurricane hit--including a plea from his press secretary that he roll up his sleeves for the TV cameras.

Republicans grapple with spending cuts

White House unveils emergency request for $7 billion to gird against possible bird flu outbreak.

Shipbuilders hope new Navy chief will resist budget cuts

December 2004 document had recommended cutting aircraft carrier fleet and slashing purchases of DD(X) destroyer.

Fingerprint checks for truckers called too costly

Industry executives ask lawmakers to consider less burdensome system.

Forward Observer: Distant Replay

The newest administration strategy for winning in Iraq is similar to one that was tried early on in the Vietnam War--and failed.

TSA aims to clarify federal security directors' role in emergencies

Updated guidance will address concerns about need for better coordination, delineation of responsibilities.

DHS pushes 'Ready Business' campaign

There’s a long way to go in convincing companies to prepare for disasters, department chief says.