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The Disappointing U.S. Statement On Anti-Personnel Land Mines

Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.) | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Lt. General Robert G. Gard Jr. (USA, Ret.)

It is past time for the United States to agree to a ban on the use of these indiscriminate weapons and to accede to the Ottawa Convention. The U.S. statement does not advance that outcome.

House Panel Will Investigate Bergdahl Swap

AP | By DONNA CASSATA and BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 08.09.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Armed Services Committee will investigate the Obama administration's swap of an American prisoner held for five years fo...

GOP Lawmakers Say Obama's Prisoner Exchange Violated Law

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers on Saturday accused President Barack Obama of breaking the law by approving the release of five Afghan de...

Matt Sledge

Congress Celebrates Memorial Day By Hammering Civil Liberties

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 05.26.2014 | Politics

Before heading home this Memorial Day weekend to honor those Americans who fought and died for the principle of liberty, Congress did a number on the ...

House Rebuffs Pentagon On Defense Spending

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 07.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House defied the Pentagon on Thursday, overwhelmingly backing a $601 billion defense authorization bill that saves the Cold Wa...

The House Armed Services Committee Has Spoken

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 07.19.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

No one said the "sausage-making" of public policy is interesting to watch, but it is nonetheless a vitally important part of the legislative process.

House Bill Is Good News for Pentagon Contractors

William Hartung | Posted 07.12.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

The real budget fights may not come from the House's version of rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic -- stealing from readiness to pay for unneeded weapons systems. They are likely to come on two other fronts.

President Obama Should Ignore Buck McKeon's Bad Advice on Foreign Policy

William Hartung | Posted 07.05.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

Contrary to the cries of McKeon and the president's other critics, restraint in Syria and Ukraine and diplomacy in Iran are signs of good judgment, not weakness. A foreign policy of all-military-all-the-time would be immensely costly and extremely counterproductive. We can and should do better.

GOP Rep Rebukes General's Opinion On Benghazi

AP | DEB RIECHMANN and DONNA CASSATA | Posted 05.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A retired U.S. general came under sharp criticism from a Republican committee chairman on Thursday after testifying that the Obama...

GOP Rep. Retiring

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — An emotional Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has announced his retirement. McKeon says...

GOP Rep To Retire

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has decided to retire after 11 terms. Republican o...

GOP Chairman Seeks Afghan Detainee Names

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House Republican chairman is seeking from U.S. military officials the names of 72 detainees that Afghan President Hamid Karzai h...

Congress Works On Fallback Bill For Crucial Funding

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 12.06.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress' military panels are working on a backup plan to en...

What The Pentagon Means When It Says The U.S. Military Is 'Ready'

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 11.29.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warnings from defense officials and some experts are mounting and becoming more dire: The nation's military is being hobbled by bu...

Keep America at Peace: Keep the Pentagon Sequester

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Cutting the Pentagon budget is in the interests of the vast majority of Americans who would rather that our tax dollars be used for domestic needs -- including by lowering taxes on working people -- than for foreign wars, foreign military bases, and exotic science fiction weapons systems.

Paul Blumenthal

These House Challengers Are Defying The Fundraising Odds

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Raising money for a congressional run is hard work. Candidates have to spend hours each day dialing for dollars and attending fundraiser...

After the Shutdown, Don't Exempt the Pentagon

William Hartung | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

A new report from the Stimson Center -- shows how the Pentagon can make the roughly $50 billion in cuts required by current law. An important assumption underpinning the approach is that the era of large scale, boots-on-the-ground conflicts is over.

Sequestration Seeps Into Syria Debate

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Armed Services Committee Chair Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) has an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal on Tuesday, in which says he wi...

Another Republican Ties Terrorist To Latino Border-Crossers

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) said at a town hall meeting this week that more border security is needed to keep terrorists from posing as Hispanic to en...

GOP Lawmakers Urge Hagel To Re-Test Missile Defense System

Reuters | Posted 09.10.2013 | Politics

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON, July 12 (Reuters) - Four U.S. Republican lawmakers on Friday urged Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to ...

Congress OKs Killing of Anyone, Anywhere, Anytime?

Michael Shank | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress: The Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is enabling a system of eternal warfare.

John Boehner Mourns Death Of Staffer

Roll Call | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics

Speaker John A. Boehner’s office is mourning the loss of one of its own, the Ohio Republican announced Tuesday....

#StopSequestration: Not All Cuts Are Equal

Edward Headington | Posted 04.29.2013 | Los Angeles
Edward Headington

If ever there was a time to come together and remind ourselves that Peace Through (Economic) Strength is a virtue still embraced, it is now.

Pro-Obama Group Targets GOP Lawmakers

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.22.2013 | Politics

Organizing for Action, the pro-Obama advocacy group formed last month out of the president's reelection campaign, is launching an online campaign urgi...

GOP Lawmakers Offer Alternative To 'Dire Straits'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A group of GOP lawmakers from House and Senate on Wednesday offered a plan to cut the federal workforce and use the savings to repl...