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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Adam Smith

DoD is still unbalanced on readiness, but is it trying to do too much?

The National Defense Strategy asks DoD to counter near-peer competitors, Iran, North Korea and terrorism.

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(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)FILE - This April 19, 2019 file photo shows a sign for the Department of Defense at the Pentagon in Washington. The Biden administration’s nominee for top Pentagon policy adviser was met with sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday, including accusations that he has been too partisan to be confirmed for the job. Colin Kahl, who served as national security adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration, faced repeated questions on his previous support for the Iran nuclear deal and how he would approach that issue now. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Report: DoD’s lack of movement on modernization efforts could come back to haunt it

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Joe Biden

Trump administration was a mixed bag for military personnel, Biden has opportunity on his side, analysts say

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Coronavirus is hitting small defense companies, but there may be a silver lining

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Poor communication between leaders hurting DoD’s standing on Capitol Hill

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Roslyn Layton: Congressional authorizations avoid orderly policy for agencies

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Air Force ReserveEven the rain cannot stop friends and families from reuniting with Airmen of the 934th Airlift Wing as they return from overseas. The Airmen have been deployed since early 2012 from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport Air Reserve Station, Minn. (Shannon McKay)

To boost retention, Air Force wants smoother transitions between reserve, active service

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Rebecca Burgess: Economic opportunity push could help VA’s transition assistance efforts

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Attacks on CBO legitimacy are unfair, says conservative analyst

Attacks on the legitimacy of the Congressional Budget Office are damaging to the policy process, incorrect and unfair, says a conservative economic analyst.

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Michael Strain: Unwise to eliminate CBO

Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said it might be time to do away with the Congressional Budget Office.

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FILE - In this Nov. 21, 2013 file photo reviewed by the U.S. military, dawn arrives at the now closed Camp X-Ray, which was used as the first detention facility for al-Qaida and Taliban militants who were captured after the Sept. 11 attacks, at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. A recently released transcript from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, features new allegations of involvement in terrorism by officials in Saudi Arabia, including an unnamed member of the royal family.  (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Dozens of think tankers join DoD in push for BRAC

More than 30 think tank experts are calling for military base closures. The Defense Department says it is operating with a 22 percent excess of infrastructure.

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