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Congress has new plans to keep working if an attack on Washington, D.C., makes it impossible for lawmakers to meet at the U.S. Capitol.
In his first major budget speech, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned against steep defense spending cuts but seemed to be preparing the Pentagon for a period of major reform that could be unpopular among the all-volunteer force.
Earlier this week, the top brass of the U.S. and British militaries huddled at Fort McNair to discuss the future of Anglo-American defense cooperation. This meeting was in the spirit of the Combined Chiefs of Staff conferences held throughout the 1940s to formulate Anglo-American military strategy for World War II and the postwar world.
Lawmakers from Massachusetts managed to outflank their Virginia counterparts on the House floor last week, powering through a bill that officially designates Salem as the birthplace of the U.S. National Guard — based on the town's claim to having the country's first militia starting in 1629.
After nearly two years of bickering, NBA players and owners are back on the same side.
The Army is preparing to hold a pre-trial hearing that for the first time will disclose the government's case in detail against the soldier accused of disseminating thousands of classified documents that were aired on the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.