A group of 74 lawmakers is pushing the Pentagon to purchase more than 100 combat search-and-rescue helicopters that are in jeopardy due to budget cuts.
Michael Lehnert said the facility "has helped our enemies."
The unexpected departure of Syria's top rebel commander is stoking fears inside the Pentagon that militant Islamist groups have overtaken centrist opposition forces in the country.
The loss of Gen. Salim Idris, head of the secular U.S...
Senator says deal will cost working-age retirees thousands of dollars.
Defense-minded lawmakers are torn over a decision to include military retirement benefit cuts in the congressional budget deal.
The announcement gives the administration crucial breathing room.
The agreement has been slammed by veterans and service organization groups.
The State Department said it is still committed to "vigorously enforcing" sanctions.
There does not appear to be any objection among House Republican leadership to passing the bill as it was agreed to by the House and Senate Armed Services committees.
Veterans groups are lashing out at the congressional budget deal for targeting military retirement accounts to help pay for spending increases.