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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Howard "Buck" Mckeon
White House security advisers pushed back for a second time Tuesday against Republican claims that President Obama overstepped the bounds of executive authority by not informing Congress about the deal being cut with the Taliban to releasing five Guantanamo inmates in exchange for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl.
Two Republican lawmakers on Saturday accused President Barack Obama of breaking the law by approving the release of five Afghan detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in exchange for a U.S. soldier believed held by Islamist insurgents for five years.
House Republicans spare aircraft, bases and personnel benefits from defense budget cuts by chipping away at money the Pentagon spends in preparing the military for war.
A retired U.S. general came under sharp criticism from a Republican committee chairman on Thursday after testifying that the Obama administration reacted weakly to the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.
The Obama administration's push for a smaller, nimbler military must now face the scrutiny of a Congress that has spent years battling the Pentagon's vision for a new security strategy.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, who as chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has struggled to protect defense spending against deficit hawks, has decided to retire after 21 years in Congress, Republicans officials said Wednesday.
Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has decided to retire after 11 terms.
“This is not a partisan issue," Mr. McKeon said.
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Howard "Buck" McKeon of California, have noted that federal law requires the secretary of defense to notify Congress at least 30 days prior to releasing any prisoners from the terrorist detainee site.