Peter Potochney

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DoD asks Congress for bigger pay raise, FOIA exemptions

The Defense Department is giving Congress its suggestions for the 2018 defense authorization bill. The proposal gives service members a 2.1 percent pay raise.

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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 Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba. A former al-Qaida militant who gained fame with the publication of a diary about life at Guantanamo Bay has been approved for release from the detention center at the U.S. base in Cuba, the American Civil Liberties Union announced Wednesday, July 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

DoD tries to calm Congress over new BRAC request

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