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Congressional retreat on pension cuts for disabled vets

A massive spending bill taking shape on Capitol Hill is likely to repeal a recently enacted pension cut for disabled veterans. Capitol Hill aides said...

Obama signs budget deal, new defense bill

Rounding out a tough and frustrating year, President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan budget deal Thursday easing spending cuts and a defense bill cracking...

Military pension cuts? Maybe, maybe not

The Pentagon's top civilian says it's time to tame burgeoning military personnel costs, but he's facing a test of wills with the nation's powerful...

Sweeping defense bill headed to Obama for signature

The women of the Senate who led the fight to change how the military deals with sexual assault in its ranks are hailing passage...

Bipartisan budget deal close to final passage

A modest, bipartisan budget pact designed to keep Washington from lurching from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis and ease the harshest effects of automatic...

House approves defense policy bill that tackles sexual assault

The House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive defense policy bill Thursday that aims to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, cover the...

Budget deal gives Pentagon rare spending stability

Working-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget...

An epic tale of Pentagon waste, doctored books

Linda Woodford spent the last 15 years of her career inserting phony numbers in the U.S. Department of Defense’s accounts. Every month until she retired...

Hagel: Budget cuts threaten America’s security

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel sounded an alarm bell Saturday about budget cuts he said threaten America's security and global military role, while "gambling" over...

Women in combat roles in Navy Riverine? You betcha

Anna Schnatzmeyer's face is taut with concentration as she slowly maneuvers the Riverine assault boat away from the dock, using the complex controls to...