18 min ago
Local lawmakers hope to blunt sequestration hit
Members of South Hampton Roads' congressional delegation said Wednesday they support a federal budget deal that would reduce the impact of automatic defense cuts over the next two years and salvage lucrative Navy ship repair work that employs thousands in the region.
8 hrs ago
Budget deal offers stability to Pentagon spending
Working-age military retirees would see fewer dollars in their federal pensions and the Pentagon would get some long-sought stability in spending under Congress' budget deal.
Tue Dec 10, 2013
U.S. Naval Institute
Kaine, Forbes Optimistic on Defense Deal by Friday
Sen. Tim Kaine addressing the US Naval Institute Defense Forum Washington on Dec. 10, 2013.
Mon Dec 09, 2013
Rep. Randy Forbes pressuring national Republicans to withhold money from gay candidates
His answer comes as a GOP congressman from Virginia is pressuring a national Republican campaign group to withhold financial support for the party's gay candidates.
Sun Dec 08, 2013
Obamacare, Modern-Day Apartheid
The Fringe is back from Thanksgiving break with more enlightened views: the GOP is just like Mandela; gays shouldn't be elected to Congress; women should have to buy special insurance if they're raped; and more.
Sat Dec 07, 2013
Jim Kolbe: GOP Rep. Randy Forbes' Anti-Gay Crusade is "Outrageous"
Openly gay former congressman Jim Kolbe is speaking out against Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, who has recently begun a push to prevent funding of openly gay candidates within the Republican party.
GOP leader opposes gay Republican candidates
Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes who's pursuing a powerful committee chairmanship, is pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for Mass.
Fri Dec 06, 2013
Car bomb hits Yemeni defense ministry - U.S. plans to use...
BREAKING: A suicide car bomb has exploded at Yemen's defense ministry in Sanaa, killing at least 20 people, reports the BBC.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Republican Leaders Debate Whether It's Okay To Fund Their Own Gay Candidates
The GOP's rebranding effort continues to self-destruct. In the latest round of "you've got to be kidding me" arguments, party leaders are fighting over whether the party should even fund their own candidates' races if the candidates are gay.
U.S. Naval Institute
Forbes Calls for Extending Super Hornet Production
An EA-18G Growler from the Shadowhawks of Electronic Attack Squadron 141 on Oct. 10, 2013 US Navy Photo A senior member of the House Armed Services Committee is imploring the Pentagon to preserve the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet production line until the Lockheed Martin F-35C Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter has completed its development cycle.
U.S. Naval Institute
Document: Randy Forbes F-18 Letter to Secretary of Defense
The following is a Dec. 4, 2013 letter from Rep. Randy Forbes to Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel.
Not breaking news: Top Republican is antia -gay
All things considered, it's not particularly shocking to learn that a Republican lawmaker is actively opposing any support for his party's gay candidates: [Virginia Rep. Randy] Forbes has waged a lengthy crusade to convince his colleagues and the National Republican Congressional Committee brass they shouldn't back some gay candidates.
The GOP's How-to-Talk-to-Women Training Won't Solve Its Biggest Problem
A Republican congressman from Virginia has launched an internal campaign to block the House caucus from supporting gay candidates.
Wed Dec 04, 2013
Republicans tussle over gay candidates
Virginia Rep. Randy Forbes, a senior House Republican eyeing a powerful committee chairmanship, is causing friction with some of his colleagues by pushing the House GOP campaign arm to deny support for some of the party's gay congressional candidates.
Mon Dec 02, 2013
McKeon backs Thornberry as successor
House Armed Services Committee Chairman Buck McKeon is weighing retirement at the end of this term and expects Rep. Mac Thornberry to succeed him as chairman, a top aide to the California Republican said on Monday.
Obama's Pick To Lead Air Force a Former Exec for Major Defense Contractor
If President Obama's nominee to head the Air Force is confirmed, she'll be at the helm at a time when a new round of major military cutbacks is expected to hit -- potentially hurting the bottom line of the mammoth defense contractor where she was a top executive.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
America Has No Military Strategy for China
Given the intense media focus on the woes of Obamacare's rollout, it's not surprising that no one paid much attention when Japan scrambled its fighters three days in a row beginning on October 24th in response to Chinese military aircraft's incursions into Japan's airspace as the so far bloodless maneuvering over claims to Japan's Senkaku islands ... (more)
Fri Nov 22, 2013
New Media Journal
Obama Defunding the Pentagon's Net Assessment Brains
Andy Marshall came to Washington in 1971. President Richard Nixon recruited him to start up an office in the White House to help think through how to handle the toughest, most complicated challenges of the Cold War.
Thu Nov 21, 2013
House turf battle over NSA reforms
A turf battle is brewing in the House over which committee will get a first crack at NSA reform - and the outcome could determine the extent to which lawmakers try to reshape U.S. surveillance practices.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Ausmin to test US-Australia relationship
The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop begins talks in Washington, DC, at what some see as the most critical time in the Australian-US relationship since World War II, with trade and military aspects of the American "pivot" to Asia in question.