A subcommittee established by the 2013 National Defense Authorization Act released findings criticizing Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's (D-NY) push to "remove commanders' authority in military sexual assault crimes." Gillibrand argues that...Show More Summary
Dwayne Stovall, a Tea Party candidate challenging Senator John Cornyn for his seat in the United States Senate, has brought the controversial aspects of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) into the primary race. Stovall is not alone in challenging Senator Cornyn in the primary; U.S. Show More Summary
President Obama took a break from his Hawaii vacation Thursday to sign the new National Defense Authorization Act, which he criticized for not giving him the flexibility he needs to close Guantanamo Bay. But it also retains the government’s authority to indefinitely detain U.S. Show More Summary
Yesterday President Obama signed the $607 billion National Defense Authorization Act which was one of the last items completed by the Senate before they recessed. The bill is a massive spending program on the war economy with no justification in a time of austerity and limited security threats.
1. Obama signs defense billPresident Obama signed the bipartisan 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, which included provisions designed to crack down on sexual assault in the military. The bill, which called for a one-percent pay raise for service members, also makes it easier for Obama to transfer Guantanamo Bay detainees to other countries. Show More Summary
President Obama signed the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014) in Hawaii today. He also released this signing statement criticizing Congress for its restrictions on transferring Gitmo detainees to the U.S. and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
HONOLULU (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday signed the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2014, authorizing appropriations for Department of Defense programs and related spending at other agencies.
In the late hours on Thursday evening, the U.S. Senate, by a vote of 84-15, passed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), sending the measure to President Obama for his signature. Included within the sprawling annual defenseShow More Summary
The US government's Fiscal Year 2014 (FY14) National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) dramatically scales back the US Navy's (USN's) plans to field the Unmanned Carrier-Launched Surveillance and Strike System (UCLASS) aircraft, among...Show More Summary
Intelsat today issued the following statement: The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) directs the Department of Defense to move toward multiyear leases
As I've reported several times this year, the Family Research Council has been pushing an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (a spending bill) which would have barred military commanders from taking disciplinary action...Show More Summary
U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a senior member of the Senate Committee on Armed Services, has voted in favor of the FY2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Back in June, when the House passed its first version of the FY14 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the anti-gay crowd was doing a victory dance over the fact that the House version of the bill included Rep. John Fleming's (R-LA) so-called "religious freedom" amendment. Show More Summary
President Obama's proposed 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) calls for a general ban on drone attacks on American citizens. On the December 1st telecast of 60 Minutes, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos unveiled his grand vision for drone attacks on our porches and personal spaces. Show More Summary
The National Defense Authorization Act is almost passed in both Houses of Congress according to the link that Pat sent us from Military.com. It secured a whopping 1% pay raise for the troops and, the best news is that retirees who were booted from Tricare prime are being given an opportunity to re-enroll; Patricia Kime […]
This summer the House finally passed its version of the National Defense Authorization Act, catapulting military issues to the forefront of public debate. Among these issues was the question of Humanist chaplains in the military. Currently nearly 30 percent of the military identifies as religiously unaffiliated or atheist/agnostic. Yet there is not a single atheist […]
In a surprising win Tuesday night, the White House and top Senate Democrats successfully defended provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act that would loosen restrictions on transferring detainees out of Guantanamo Bay, advancing President Obama’s goal of closing the facility by a margin of 55-43. Show More Summary
On Monday the White House pressed the Pentagon to rein in Tricare costs and begin a new round of base closings as the Senate took up the National Defense Authorization Act on the military?s 2014 budget.
More than 70 members of the US Military are raped every day. That's three every hour. Yesterday, the National Defense Authorization Act came to the Senate floor. As a result, sometime during the next week, Senator Kristin Gillibrand's controversial Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA), will be debated. Show More Summary
How many lawsuits have been brought as a result of a vague, poorly-drafted statue? Here is another one. The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 contained a provision that authorized the military to imprison anyone suspected of providing "substantial" assistance or support to terrorist groups "until the end of hostilities."......