- House defense bill - at odds with Obama, Iraq, sage grouse Updated: Apr-30-15 4:11 pm
WASHINGTON - A nearly $612 billion defense policy bill headed to the House floor is at odds with the White House, a Shiite cleric in Iraq, anyone who wants to bar lethal aid to Ukrainian forces fighting Russian-backed rebels - and a bird known for its strutting.
- White House slams GOP defense budget Updated: Apr-28-15 8:24 pm
WASHINGTON - The White House is vigorously pushing back against provisions in a proposed $604 billion Republican defense budget plan that contradict President Barack Obama's national security priorities on issues ranging from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay to changes in weapons systems.
- GOP defense budget challenges Obama on Ukraine, Guantanamo Updated: Apr-27-15 8:38 pm
WASHINGTON - The GOP chairman of the House Armed Service Committee on Monday recommended a $604 billion defense budget for 2016 that challenges the White House because it includes lethal weapons for Ukraine, makes it harder for the president to empty the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay and restores funding for the A-10 fleet.
- US, Russian war games rekindle Cold War tensions Updated: Apr-09-15 12:58 pm
AMARI AIR BASE, Estonia - Russia is so close that the F-16 fighter pilots can see it on the horizon as they swoop down over a training range in Estonia in the biggest ever show of U.S. air power in the Baltic countries.