Army argues it must make changes to pay for technology modernization programs, equipment.
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President cites fiscal, operational concerns in opposing measure.
Report contradicts longstanding Air Force claims that aircraft were aging and in disrepair.
Local officials encourage DHS to clearly outline the administration’s priorities for grant money so cities are in a stronger position to compete.
Congress is increasingly wary of efforts to downsize state-run units.
Senior staffer says it's the "only budget in town that is going to continue to see growth."
Department needs to complete a strategic plan to indicate how the program fits with other border security initiatives, GAO says.
Conventional weapons systems and missile defense system should be cut back, analysts say in a new study.
Key senator asks why Bush failed to offer all members of the House and Senate Intelligence committees a briefing on the warrantless eavesdropping program.
Report recommends enlarging the Army's active-duty force by 30,000 troops and creating 48 combat brigades -- six more than the service now plans.