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FAA restrictions bar wider use of drones to patrol border

After more than two years of negotiations, Homeland Security secures deal to fly one drone in the Tucson, Ariz., area.

Bush says troop levels will decline, but 'victory' is goal

White House releases unclassified version of U.S. strategy to win in Iraq.

House leaders to focus on narrow border security bill

President Bush's call for broader immigration reform could get warmer reception in Senate.

California lawmakers urge Air Force to bolster C-17 production

Defense Department study is expected to recommend purchasing only 180 of the cargo planes, meaning sprawling production lines could be shut down in 2008.

Efforts to boost air marshal service fall short, GAO finds

Homeland Security has yet to expand training, career opportunities for marshals, according to a new report.

Opposition to Army sexual assault database grows

Proposed system for tracking incidents has yet to be launched.

Dems seeking retroactive coverage for hurricane victims

House and Senate last week approved emergency legislation to increase FEMA's borrowing authority from $3.5 billion to $18.5 billion to pay flood insurance claims related to hurricanes Katrina and Rita.

National security whistleblowers boycott upcoming hearing

Subcommittee defends proposed witness list, which includes inspectors general and a former FBI agent.

CIA veterans speak out against torture

Ex-officers worry that proposed exemption to anti-torture legislation would institutionalize the practice.

Judge sets date to consider challenge to Defense personnel rules

Hearing set for Jan. 24 in union lawsuit against National Security Personnel System.