Jim Inhofe

(U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)U.S. service member examines a Manual for Courts-Martial. (U.S. Air Force/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Rau)

DoD trying to balance changes to sexual assault prosecution without giving up large UCMJ authority

The Defense Department is trying to walk a fine line in its support for taking certain crimes out of the military chain of command.

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(Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley testifies before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2022 for the Department of Defense in Washington on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)

Military leaders push back on taking crimes out of chain of command

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(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)FILE - In this June 3, 2011, file photo, the Pentagon is seen from air from Air Force One. It’s the biggest budget the Pentagon has ever seen: $700 billion. That’s far more in defense spending than America’s two nearest competitors, China and Russia, and will mean the military can for the bill for thousands more troops, more training, more ships and a lot else. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD budget largely flat, cuts legacy systems for modernization

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkNavy

An NDAA veto could threaten special pay for troops, lawmakers say they won’t let that happen

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Amelia Brust/Federal News NetworkNavy

Congress finishes up NDAA, Trump still threatening veto

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(Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)A voter stands on a social distance marker outside the Washington County Election Center in Hagerstown, Md., Monday, Oct. 26, 2020, for the first day of in-person early voting. (Colleen McGrath/The Herald-Mail via AP)

2020 roundup: Most key lawmakers for feds keep congressional seats

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Donald Trump

Smith says border wall still holding up 2020 NDAA, “skinny” bill a nonstarter

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AP/Alex BrandonDoD review, budget

Esper, Norquist vow to fill Pentagon’s empty leadership positions

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(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)In this Aug. 1, 2018 photo, housing stands dilapidated and vacant at the former Naval Air Warfare Center Warminster, in Warminster, Pa. In Warminster and surrounding towns in eastern Pennsylvania, and at other sites around the United States, the foams once used routinely in firefighting training at military bases contained per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS. EPA testing between 2013 and 2015 found significant amounts of PFAS in public water supplies in 33 U.S. states. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Air Force withholding millions from military housing company after allegations of fraud

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Senate committee authorizes $750 billion defense budget, establishes space force

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/Tom WilliamsColleen Kiko, Federal Labor Relations Authority

Federal Labor Relations Board ending relations with its labor union

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James Inhofe

Trump faces royal flush of opposition from defense committee leaders to using military construction funds for wall

All four leaders of the Armed Services Committees oppose using military construction funds for a border wall.

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Donald Trump, Patrick Shanahan

DoD’s No. 2 says smaller budget would slow modernization

After asking what a 5 percent cut would look like, the Defense Department will present the president with its findings after Thanksgiving.

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FirstNet.gov

FirstNet teams triage cybersecurity, rural coverage as they build out network

AT&T and FirstNet say they are working to secure traffic on the first responder network, and are building a fleet of cell tower trucks ready for deployment.

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