President Biden Signs $770 Billion Defense Bill

The National Defense Authorization Act passed Congress with bipartisan support, over the opposition of liberals pushing for more social spending.

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Milley, Austin Testify to a House Panel on Afghanistan

The three top U.S. defense officials have a second day of congressional testimony on Wednesday, this time in front of the House Armed Services Committee.

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Congress Moves to Increase Pentagon Budget, Defying Biden and Liberals

More than a dozen Democrats on a key panel broke ranks to endorse a $24 billion increase to military spending above what President Biden had requested.

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Defense Secretary Backs Changes to Military Law on Sexual Assault

A legislative clash looms over whether the military justice system should be overhauled to change the way all serious crimes are handled.

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General Warns of Challenges to Tracking Terrorist Threats in Afghanistan After U.S. Exits

The military is examining where it can reposition troops to prevent Afghanistan from once again becoming a terrorist base.

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After Capitol Riot, Lawmakers Chafe at Security Measures

There is bipartisan interest in removing fencing around the Capitol and dismissing the National Guard troops deployed there, but law enforcement officials fear new threats.

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Congress Grants Waiver to Austin to Serve as Defense Secretary

The action paved the way for a historic vote on Friday that will make Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, the first Black American to lead the Pentagon.

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Defense Secretary Pick, Lloyd Austin, Unlikely to Be in Job on Biden’s First Day

The nominee, Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, must obtain a congressional exemption from a law that bars recent active-duty officers from serving in the top Pentagon job.

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Biden’s Pick for Defense Secretary Unlikely to Be in Job on Administration’s First Day

The nominee, Lloyd J. Austin III, a retired four-star Army general, must obtain a congressional exemption from a law that bars recent active-duty officers from serving in the top Pentagon job.

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Congress Will Press Ahead on Military Bill, Defying Trump’s Veto Threat

Republicans said they would not add a repeal demanded by President Trump of a legal shield for social media companies, and Democrats said they were prepared for a veto showdown.

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Don’t Let Russian Meddling Derail Afghanistan Withdrawal Plans

Allegations of bounties paid for the deaths of U.S. soldiers are serious. But the White House ought to stay the course toward a peace deal.

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