Congress

Senate advances 2% raise for defense civilians, 4.5% for military

An unusual White House proposal to give different raises drew early fire, but lawmakers are passing up opportunities to do anything about it.

Lawmakers slam Coast Guard's handling of misconduct allegations

The criticism followed a year-old CNN investigation and a scathing resignation letter by the Coast Guard Academy's sex-assault response coordinator.

As new ICBMs' cost soars, a few lawmakers are trying to rein it in

A congressional working group on nuclear arms will hold a hearing in July on the budget-busting program.

Biden puts limits on asylum requests at the US-Mexico border

No more than 2,500 incoming people will be able to apply for asylum per day under the new executive order.

House defense bills on collision course over F-35, second sub

Appropriators would boost, not cut, jet purchases, and hew to the Navy’s submarine-building plan.

Biden threatens veto as GOP outlines proposed FY25 cuts

House Republicans propose cutting $700m from military construction, 12% of State and USAID funding, and more.

Army brass opposes drone branch

The service must first establish how it wants to use drones, leaders say.

Defense One Radio, Ep. 154: Behind the rise in global defense spending, Part 3: The wider world

In the final episode in a three-part series, we revisit the guns-vs.-butter debate and take another look at the consequences of Washington's "porcupine" strategy for Taiwan's defense.

Made in the USA: Defense companies tense as Congress pressures them to buy domestic

A draft version of the 2025 defense authorization act has several provisions targeting China-made critical materials.