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  • Rep. Howard P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has included in the defense budget an order for the Army to consider ready-made systems for processing battlefield data. (Associated Press)

    White House defends keeping Congress in dark on Bergdahl

    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.


  • FILE - This file image provided by IntelCenter on Dec. 8, 2010, shows a frame grab from a video released by the Taliban containing footage of a man believed to be Bowe Bergdahl, left.  Saturday, May 31, 2014, U.S. officials say Bergdahl, the only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed and is in U.S. custody. The officials say his release was part of a negotiation that includes the release of five Afghan detainees held in the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/IntelCenter, File)  MANDATORY CREDIT: INTELCENTER; NO SALES; EDS NOTE: "INTELCENTER" AT LEFT TOP CORNER ADDED BY SOURCE

    GOP lawmakers: Prisoner exchange violated law

    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 GOP budget spares weapons, military benefits

    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.


  • General's opinion on Benghazi draws a rebuke

    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.


  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel arrives to brief reporters at the Pentagon, Monday, Feb. 24, 2014, where he recommended shrinking the Army to its smallest size since the buildup to U.S. involvement in World War II in an effort to balance postwar defense needs with budget realities. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Congress skeptical about plan to shrink military

    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.


  • AP sources: Armed Services chairman to retire

    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 P. "Buck" McKeon, California Republican and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has included in the defense budget an order for the Army to consider ready-made systems for processing battlefield data.
(Associated Press)

    Howard 'Buck' McKeon, Armed Services chairman, to retire

    Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has decided to retire after 11 terms.


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