• Sec. McCarthy Says ‘Harder Choices’ Are Coming in Future Budgets

    Sec. McCarthy Says ‘Harder Choices’ Are Coming in Future Budgets0

    The Pentagon has completed its planning for the fiscal year 2021 budget request that will be sent to Capitol Hill next month, and while it includes some difficult choices, “harder choices are coming again” in future years, Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said Wednesday. The Army will rely on its “night court” process to find cuts

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  • Senate Dems Want to Force Vote to Stop Border Emergency

    Senate Dems Want to Force Vote to Stop Border Emergency0

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other top Senate Democrats said they intend to force another floor vote to reverse President Donald Trump’s border-related national emergency declaration and stop the diversion of more DOD funding to pay for a border wall. “Last time Pres. Trump raided money from military construction for his border wall:

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  • Moderate Lawmakers Want to ‘Clarify’ War Powers Limits

    Moderate Lawmakers Want to ‘Clarify’ War Powers Limits0

    A bipartisan group of moderate House lawmakers has begun discussions about whether the War Powers Resolution should be “clarified” to more explicitly define the roles of Congress and the President when it comes to using force, Defense One reported. “I think it’s ripe for us to get together and say, ‘This is what we mean

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  • Trump Wants to Move Another $7B from DOD to Border Wall

    Trump Wants to Move Another $7B from DOD to Border Wall0

    The Trump administration is considering moving another $7.2 billion from Pentagon funds to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Washington Post reported. About half of it would come from counterdrug programs, and the other half from military construction funding, the Post reported. President Trump shifted a similar amount from last year’s military construction

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  • Navy Leaders: ‘We Need More Money’

    Navy Leaders: ‘We Need More Money’0

    The Navy needs a bigger piece of the Pentagon budget to implement the defense strategy, its top leaders said this week, according to Defense News. “In the 1980s, the Navy’s percentage of the DOD budget was 38 percent,” Adm. Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, told the Surface Navy Association symposium Tuesday. “Right now,

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  • Senate Support Exists to Curb War Powers, But Vote May Have to Wait

    Senate Support Exists to Curb War Powers, But Vote May Have to Wait0

    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said he has enough bipartisan support to pass a War Powers resolution to curb President Trump’s authorization to go to war with Iran. Kaine said he has the support of Republican Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Todd Young (Ind.). If all Democrats supported the resolution,

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