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My Turn: Congress should have a say in US-Iran nuclear weapons deal

...our country. They sensed what former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger recently put into words during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing: "The United States has not faced a more diverse and complex array of crises since the end of the...
Bill could move missile silo field forward

...ANCHORAGE - A bill approved last week by the Senate Armed Services Committee could push forward construction of a third...United States from North Korea or Iran. The Senate Armed Services Committee, of which Begich is a member, completed...
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...
Senate women unite in fighting sexual assault

...effort to address the long-neglected issue.First-term Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said Tuesday it was an issue "that the women of the Senate have really, I think, driven," not necessarily...
Defense bill gives Obama rare Guantanamo victory

...House approved the measure last Thursday.Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said the compromise could...compromise as the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he'll continue to fight to keep Guantanamo...
Congress rethinks 9/11 law on military force

...Michael Sheehan, assistant secretary of defense for special operations and low-intensity conflict, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that for the war against al-Qaida, the Taliban and other terrorist groups, the 2001 Authorization for...
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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...the Air Force's chief of staff, told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he and Air Force Secretary Michael Donley...
Alaska editorial: Sen. Stevens fails to see beyond military part of Iraq mission

...Adm. Michael Mullen, recently told the Senate Armed Services Committee that "there is no purely military solution...Marine Gen. James Cartwright spoke to the Senate Armed Services Committee along with Adm. Mullen. Asked how the continuing...
Missile tests may violate treaty

...banning national missile shields, Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz said today. In testimony before the Senate Armed Services committee, Wolfowitz did not describe in detail the proposed test facility. But he appeared to be referring to sites...
Begich: military cuts expected in future

...coming years as the federal government moves ahead with reducing the deficit.Begich, who is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said he will make sure Alaska is treated fairly, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (


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