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Army officer says efforts under way to armor Humvees

"This is a very, very expensive proposition," says Army's director of force development.

Watchdog group says biological defenses remain insufficient

The Trust for America’s Health criticizes a lack of federal leadership and planning on bioterror issues.

House Democrat urges Pentagon to use armored personel carriers

Ike Skelton, D-Mo., asks Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld to consider using existing M-113 armored personnel carriers in Iraq while troops await armored Humvees.

Air Force chief criticizes Senate hold on promotions

Gen. John Jumper says lack of action is "disruptive to lives and to change of commands" at a time when "the nation is at war and the troops look to their leaders."

Report calls for Homeland Security reorganization

Department urged to create an undersecretary of policy to focus on long-range planning.

Panel seeks broad terrorism information-sharing changes

Washington should better coordinate information flowing to and from state and local officials and businesses, advisory commission's report says.

Pentagon official backs sexual assault policy recommendations

Defense Department moves closer to reforming policies on response to allegations of assault.

Homeland Security evaluates new border security requirements

Undersecretary says ‘very huge investment’ needed for the upgrades mandated in the intelligence reform bill.