White House issues warning shot to opponents of base closures.
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A coalition of senators may mount one last campaign to stop the BRAC process.
Bill would boost vehicle armor funding by $445 million.
Reorganizing intelligence agencies and beefing up their budgets not enough, critics say.
Assistant secretary nominee served with WMD panel and in NSA position.
Lawmakers questioned whether the Defense Department has the authority to alter the state-run units targeted in the latest BRAC round.
Defense Department says moving troops home from bases abroad will cost $9 billion to $12 billion, while commission says price tag could exceed $20 billion.
Guard leaders say BRAC recommendations will devastate aviation units and hinder recruitment and retention efforts.
Appropriators could shift funding later if needed, says Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran, R-Miss.
Pentagon inspector general investigating allegations of federal ethics violations by retired Maj. Gen. Paul Weaver.