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Senator: Base-closing process won't be as dire as expected

After meeting with Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, said that return of troops from garrisons overseas would lessen adverse impact at home.

DHS budget puts administration on collision course with lawmakers, airlines

Proposed 2006 budget strengthens surveillance and detention operations, while reducing grants for first responders.

Pentagon extends deadline for tanker modernization study

Study supposed to examine alternatives for modernizing Air Force's aging fleet of aerial refueling tankers.

Defense budget proposal boosts benefits

Bush administration’s $419 billion request, almost 5 percent more than last year, also curtails spending on some weapons systems.

Defense funding cuts may be just the beginning

Next year's request will be the one that translates sweeping changes outlined in the Pentagon's forthcoming quadrennial defense review into money.

Homeland Security budget consolidates programs, creates more offices

Critics say proposed budget severely underfunds critical homeland security efforts, such as border security and local grants.

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.