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US troops didn't have eyes on Afghan hospital before attack

...official said.Members of the unit have told Rep. Duncan Hunter, a California Republican who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, that they were unaware their target was a functioning hospital until the attack was over, said Joe Kasper...
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Carter: US is retooling fight against IS

...Carter and Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee. Republicans harshly criticized the Obama administration's strategy in Syria and Iraq, where IS militants...
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Obama vetoes $612 billion defense bill in rebuke to GOP

...says it needs.Republicans erupted in near-universal criticism. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman, called the veto "misguided, cynical and downright dangerous." And more than a dozen House and...
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Prosecutions highlight bid to clean up defense supply chain

...of leads and we look into them regularly."The issue gained urgency with a 2011 investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee that found 1,800 cases of suspected counterfeit parts in the defense supply chain over a two-year period...
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Officials: CIA-backed Syrian rebels under Russian blitz

...narrower than they were two weeks ago," said Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, who serves on the Intelligence and Armed Services committees. "I don't think there is any simple answer. ... Further air involvement has become very problematic because...
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US intel official not optimistic about cyber deal with China to provide a competitive advantage to a country's companies or commercial sectors.At a Senate hearing, Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain asked Director of National Intelligence James Clapper if he was optimistic that the agreement...
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Only handful of US-trained Syrians fighting IS

...several and taking others hostage while many fled. Asked how many remain, Gen. Lloyd Austin told the Senate Armed Services Committee, "It's a small number. ... We're talking four or five."Congress has approved $500 million to train...
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Bid to shut Guantanamo roils Pentagon, White House, Congress

...close the facility and it's approved by Congress.GOP Sen. John McCain of Arizona, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has made it known he would consider a comprehensive plan to close Guantanamo, but said it must include answers...
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Army intelligence system down during hospital attack the airstrike on the hospital in Kunduz," wrote Hunter, a California Republican, combat veteran and armed services committee member who has been a persistent DCGS critic."Senior Army leaders have gone to extraordinary lengths in recent...
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Top general recommends keeping more US troops in Afghanistan

...into 2017.In his opening remarks to the Senate Armed Services Committee, Campbell offered details about the airstrike...Rep. Mac Thornberry, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, spoke by phone Tuesday with Army Secretary...
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