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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

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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.

CFP: American Friends Service Commitee at 100

Lauren Turek The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating its 100th anniversary next April. They are hosting a symposium to mark the occasion and have an issued the following call for papers. Given the AFSC's long history of...Show More Summary

US House Prepared to Boost EU Defense Funds Above $3.4Bln to Deter Russia

The US House Armed Services Committee is poised to pass its 2017 defense spending bill on Wednesday, which includes an increase in funds to the European Reassurance Initiative (ERI) aimed at deterring Russia in Europe, according to the text of the draft bill.

Jet Designer: The F-35 Would Have Been Defeated Even During World War II

As the Senate Armed Services Committee holds hearings on the controversial F-35 program, Radio Sputnik hears from Pierre Sprey, one of the designers of the F-16, to discuss how the beleaguered fighter jet is emblematic of the US military industrial complex.

12 Amendments to Watch for in Defense Budget Battle Royal

Justin T. Johnson Security, "While the military absolutely needs a bigger budget, this maneuver is problematic and may produce significant debate."  The House Armed Services Committee will soon mark up their version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Show More Summary

Panel confirms first female officer for warfighting command

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands. The committee also confirmed Army Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti to be the top American commander in Europe and Army Gen. Vincent Brooks to lead U.S. forces in Korea.

Senator says fighter program has been scandal and tragedy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee says the record and performance of the most expensive weapons program in U.S. military history has been a scandal and a tragedy. The Pentagon plans to spend close to $400 billion to buy nearly 2,500 F-35s for the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps.

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