"We used to conform behavior to the military. Now we're conforming the military to behavior."
The State Department is holding up final approval of Taiwan's request for a multibillion-dollar arms package to upgrade Taipei's fleet of aging F-16 jets.
Renewed House-Senate budget negotiations aimed at averting a government shutdown centered on possibly cutting $33 billion from current spending levels, a senior congressional aide said Wednesday.
Gay rights advocates on Monday filed a challenge to a request by the Obama administration to keep the repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy in place while the Pentagon prepares for an end to the ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the military.
President Obama's choice of the National Defense University as the site of his Monday night speech to nation on Libya means he is forgoing the traditional backdrop presidents routinely use when discussing military action: the Oval Office.
In the first sign of possible change in Republican orthodoxy, potential 2012 presidential hopeful Haley Barbour is speaking out against nation-building - a central focus of U.S. foreign policy for nearly two decades and of President George W. Bush's administration.
Underneath headlines about Libya, the Japanese disaster and the Republicans' dainty attempts to nip around the edges of our massive federal debt, the culture war is raging.
The F-35 fighter jet's alternate engine has survived White House veto threats and knock-down congressional budget battles, but on Thursday the Pentagon finally said it is halting spending — delivering a major, albeit short-term, victory to President Obama.
The Defense Department has issued an order to stop work on an alternate engine being developed at a GE Aviation plant in southwest Ohio for the Pentagon's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jet.