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A Republican Senate means changing the chairmen

...President Barack Obama's national security policies.McCain would be on tap to serve as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee if the GOP wrests majority control from the Democrats in next month's midterm elections. The senator who lost...
House panel OKs $601 billion defense bill

...and approved a $601 billion defense bill that spares ships, planes and benefits.On a unanimous vote, the Armed Services Committee backed the legislation that authorizes overall spending for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1. The blueprint...
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My Turn: Veterans care is improving in Alaska

...improvements to the VA in Alaska, but he should be.Republican Congressman Jeff Miller is chairman of the House Armed Services Committee. He has called on Outside groups like Karl Rove's American Crossroads to stop politicizing the VA. I agree...
Defense budget stabilizes Alaska forces

...budget stability now, even if it is not what we wanted," Handy told House and Senate members of the Joint Armed Services Committee.Handy did the briefing, an annual event for the Legislature, along with Army Major Gen. Michael Shields...
Arctic military policy discussed

...summer, United States Coast Guard Rear Adm. Thomas Ostebo told members of the Alaska State Legislature's joint Armed Services Committee during its first meeting of the year Thursday.Ostebo, along with U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Stephen L...
Obama: No tolerance for sexual assault

...D-Mich., told Air Force officials at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday that "while under our legal...Air Force's chief of staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and Air Force Secretary Michael Donley...
House committee passes bill to address military sexual assaults Wednesday

...assault cases.The bill passed by the House Armed Services Committee also requires that anyone found guilty of a sex-related...defense policy bill that the Republican-led Armed Services Committee pulled together during a daylong session. The...
Military looks to place quick forces after Libya

...arriving on the scene within minutes to every possible contingency around the world," Panetta told the Senate Armed Services Committee.That failed to placate Republicans on the panel. In one fierce exchange, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz...
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US general sought larger US force in Afghanistan, which would be roughly 6,500."We have to send a message of commitment," Mattis told the Senate Armed Services Committee.U.S. and NATO leaders said last month that they may keep between 8,000 and 12,000 troops in Afghanistan...
Congress rethinks 9/11 law on military force

...and low-intensity conflict, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that for the war against al-Qaida, the Taliban...said.Several senators, including McCain, Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., Lindsey Graham...
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