Senate Armed Services Committee

A U.S. Air Force A-10 Warthog lands on the runway at the Osan U.S. Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017. North Korea on Wednesday officially dismissed President Donald Trump's threats of

Air Force thinking of new ways to divest from old systems in 2023

Congress is unlikely to bite on $1.4 billion in divestments the Air Force proposed for the 2022 budget.

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(AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)Adam Smith

House NDAA proposal would reform UCMJ to address sexual assaults in the military

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Military sexual assault commissioners urge officials not to get bogged down by UCMJ changes

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Senate committee wants to add $35B to the Biden administration’s 2022 defense spending proposal

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)Senior Master Sgt. Paul Kalle, 723d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant, speaks with a family during a Deployed Spouses Dinner Feb. 18, 2020, at Moody Air Force Base, Georgia. The monthly event is a free dinner at Georgia Pines Dining Facility designed as a ‘thank you’ for each families’ support and sacrifice while their spouse is deployed or on a remote assignment. The dinner, occurring on every third Tuesday of the month, provides an opportunity for spouses to interact with other families of deployed Airmen, key spouses and unit leadership, as well as provide a break for the spouse while military sponsor is deployed. The next Deployed Spouses Dinner will be March 17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erick Requadt)

DoD taking steps to scope military hunger issue

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(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)The U.S. Capitol is seen in Washington, Tuesday, July 20, 2021. To enact President Joe Biden’s expansive domestic agenda this year, Democrats have mapped out a convoluted legislative maze. The party wants to push the new president's multitrillion-dollar plans for supercharging federal infrastructure, climate change and social programs through a Congress in which they have only paper-thin majorities. GOP opposition is certain to be solid. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

House panel suggests increasing military pay, putting off DoD plan to decrease medical billets

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In this photo made available by the U.S. Navy, the guided-missile submarine USS Georgia, front, with the guided-missile cruiser USS Port Royal, transit the Strait of Hormuz in Persian Gulf, Monday, Dec. 21, 2020. The vessels traversed the strategically vital waterway between Iran and the Arabian Peninsula on Monday, the U.S. Navy said, a rare announcement that comes amid rising tensions with Iran. (Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Indra Beaufort/U.S. Navy via AP)

First look at Senate NDAA adds $35B to DoD, takes all nonmilitary crimes out of chain of command

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(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

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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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(Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., listens during a confirmation hearing for President-elect Joe Biden’s pick for national intelligence director Avril Haines before the Senate intelligence committee on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (Melina Mara/The Washington Post via AP, Pool)

Two powerful chairmen criticize White House for ‘dragging its feet’ on defense spending

In today’s Federal Newscast, two committee chairmen criticize the White House. A Navy plan to cut doctors is getting reexamined. The NSF wants to hand…

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate is stalled on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. Senators plan to continue to vote on amendments through the night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

One year later, commission’s proposals for improving military, public service may get a serious look

The congressionally-chartered National Commission on Military, National and Public Service made 124 recommendations last year, right at the start of the…

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Austin orders new steps to curb sexual assault while panel studies the problem

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is telling the military services to stand up new violence prevention workforces, identify “high risk” bases and assess their own compliance with existing policies meant to stop sexual assault.

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