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Will America Set Military Back by Abandoning Russian RD-180 Rocket Engines?

The Senate Armed Services Committee calls for halving the US appropriation for the military’s go-to rocket engine, the House Armed Services Committee focuses on replacements, and the White House is determined to veto anything and everything.

Can’t the U.S. Air Force Be Trusted to Buy a Few Helicopters?

James Hasik Security, Decisions about competition for the LRV and UH-1N show why McCain’s initiative against USD AT&L really matters. Senator John McCain of Arizona, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, wants to blow up the Pentagon’s Under Secretariat for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD AT&L). Show More Summary

Provision to require women to register for draft deleted

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee is decrying a Republican move stripping a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required women to register for a military draft. Rep. Pete Sessions of Texas, the Rules Committee chairman, says he's opposed to "coercing America's daughters to sign up" for a potential draft.

U.S. Senate Proposes to Disband F-35 Joint Program Office

Dave Majumdar F-35, United States Disbands F-35 Joint Program Office following the full rate production decision scheduled for April 2019 The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) is proposing to disband the F-35 Joint Program Office...Show More Summary

'Make More War': The Corporate Engine Behind US Foreign Policy

As the US Senate Armed Services Committee considers the 2017 Pentagon budget, political analyst Eric Draitser joins Radio Sputnik to discuss the ever-growing military-industrial complex.

Senate bill wants women to register for draft in 2018

WASHINGTON — Women would begin signing up with Selective Service in January 2018 under a measure approved by the Senate Armed Services Committee, another step toward a day when young Americans of both genders may be subject to the military … Continue reading ? The post Senate bill wants women to register for draft in 2018 appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

HASC Favors Classified National Military Strategy

The forthcoming National Military Strategy, unlike previous versions of the Strategy, should be a classified document, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) said in its markup of the FY2017 defense authorization bill. Paradoxically,...Show More Summary

Ron Paul: Drafting Women Means Equality In Slavery

Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, Last week the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act requiring women to register with Selective Service....Show More Summary

Sun Setting on Era of the Nighthawk | USAF Awards $82.7M to SpaceX to Launch GPS III in 2018 | UAE Donating APCs to LNA

Americas Legislation being considered by the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) could see the last of the USAF’s F-117A Nighthawk fleet sent to the scrap yard. Retired since 2007, a fleet of the pioneering stealth aircraft have been kept in special climate controlled storage hangers in the event they were ever needed again. Now, Congress […]

House Armed Services Committee votes to re-legalize anti-gay discrimination by federal contractors

In 2014 President Obama issued an executive order barring gender identity discrimination both in the federal government and in businesses contracting with the government. Now the Republican House is doing something about it. The Republican-majority...Show More Summary

Congressman Says Defense Bill Helps Robins Air Force Base

The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday overwhelmingly passed a defense policy bill that is good for Robins Air Force Base, said U.S. Rep. Austin Scott.

Measure would require women to register for the military draft

3 weeks agoNews : NY Daily News

A divided Armed Services Committee backed the provision in a sweeping defense policy bill that the full House will consider next month.

US Committee Votes to Double Russian-Made Rocket Engine Procurement

The US Congress armed services committee voted to double the purchase of Russian-made rocket engines in a Thursday vote, US media reported.

Republicans Stop Abortions on Military Bases

Republicans on the House Armed Services Committee rejected an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act that would have turned military base hospitals into abortion centers. Department of Defense policy does not allow taxpayer-funded abortions. Show More Summary

House Armed Services Committee Votes to Require Women Register For the Draft 

Two months after the Defense Department opened combat jobs to women, a House panel has voted to also require women to register for the draft. The measure will be debated by Congress in the fall, in what promises to be a very calm and wholly rational continued discussion about the role of women in the military. Read more...

House Armed Services Committee Votes to Strip Away Important LGBT Non-Discrimination Protections

Today, HRC strongly condemned an amendment approved during the House Armed Services Committee markup of the FY 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Sponsored by anti-LGBT Representative Steve Russell (R-OK), the amendmentShow More Summary

Congress Fixes "Sexist" Draft - Votes To Require Women To Register For Selection

With all the problems facing America - both at home and abroad - The House Armed Services Committee decided on Wednesday to solve one of the nation's crucial "problems" - a "sexist draft." As Military.com reports on Wednesday the committee approved (by a narrow margin) an amendment to a defense bill to require women to register for the draft. Rep. Show More Summary

US Mulls Intermediate-Range Missiles Amid Alleged Russian INF Violations

The US House of Representatives Armed Services Committee is considering fielding intermediate-range missiles in response to alleged Russian violations of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty banning such weapons, Congressman John Garamendi told Sputnik.

House Panel Seeks to Increase Army Ranks by 45,000 Soldiers

The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee has introduced a bill that would increase the U.S. Army by 45K soldiers.

Panel Confirms First Female Officer for Warfighting Command

The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands.

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