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Congress sends $700 bn defense bill for Trump’s signature

The US Congress on Thursday overwhelmingly authorized $700 billion in national defense spending for next year, a substantial increase over Donald Trump's request, and...

Obama, Congress tilt over Iran deal

President Barack Obama now has a framework nuclear deal with America's Iranian foe, but as he tries to build it into a binding accord...

US House urges President Obama to send lethal arms to Ukraine

American lawmakers voted overwhelmingly Monday to urge President Barack Obama to provide Ukraine with lethal weapons to defend itself against Russian "aggression." The US House...

Advocates pressure US Congress to let small drones fly

Letting small drones fly for profit in US airspace would give a big lift to the development of unmanned aerial vehicles of all sizes,...

Congress approves $225 million in funding for Israel’s Iron Dome

The US Congress approved $225 million for Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system, credited with destroying missiles fired by Hamas before they could reach...

Congress restores US military death benefits

Congress moved Thursday to reinstate US military death benefits, after the government shutdown halted the payments to grieving families of US soldiers killed...

Congress reviews reserve forces equipment needs

Senior Army and Air Force leaders for the Reserve and National Guard were on Capitol Hill to testify March 19 and answer questions about...

Political ‘dysfunction’ threatens US security: Panetta

The "dysfunction" in the US Congress, where Republicans and Democrats have failed to compromise on debt reduction, threatens US national security, according to Defense...

Congress to spend more on tanks than US military wants

The US Congress is poised to approve more funds for modernizing the US Army's main battle tank despite objections from the military that it...

Pentagon chief calls for Senate to ratify law of sea treaty

US defense chiefs appealed Wednesday for lawmakers to ratify the UN convention on the law of sea, saying the country was at a disadvantage...