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Topic - Howard "Buck" Mckeon
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.
The February interim report from the Republicans on that committee, including the chairman, Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon of California, said Army Lt. Col. S.E. Gibson wanted to take three special operators from Tripoli to Benghazi after the first attack.
McKeon, who has announced plans to retire at the end of his term, would prefer to avoid any controversial issue that could undermine speedy passage of his last defense bill, according to congressional aides.