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Lawmaker seeks clarification of military's 'broader role' in disasters

House Armed Services chair wants to know if President Bush supports revising Posse Comitatus law.

Confidentiality guarantee proposed for military victims of violence

The proposed law would prohibit the release of an alleged victim’s confidential information.

DoD employees barred from testifying about terrorist data-mining effort

Military intelligence unit destroyed information linking hijackers to convicted terrorists before sharing it with federal law enforcement agencies.

Homeland Security IG sets up Katrina oversight office

Weather Service official detailed to audit federal relief spending.

Bill would kill base closing plans

House lawmaker introduces legislation that would squelch plans to close and realign military facilities.

Officials consider quicker federalization, use of military in disaster response

In the future, the government might need to move resources and military forces to disasters without request or consultation with state and local officials.

Poor communications slowed military's hurricane response

Destroyed communications network made it hard to create a centralized command center.

Federal agencies aim to polish image in New Orleans

Officials try to squelch slow response complaints.