The House voted 350-69 to approve the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was quickly developed earlier this week by House and Senate Armed Services negotiators. The "no" votes came from 19 Republicans and 50 Democrats.
Members voted 350-69 for the legislation in the chamber's final roll-call vote of 2013.
A U.S. citizen incarcerated by Iranian intelligence for the past several years was a longtime CIA operative tasked with gathering information on the Iranian regime and other American adversaries across the globe.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) questioned Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) priorities Thursday after the leader waited until the end of the year to bring up the defense authorization bill.
“One has to wonder about the priorities of the party and the majority leader,” McCain said on the Senate floor. “Isn’t that a commentary that my friends on the other side and the majority leader on how they feel about our service members?”
Roughly 10 civilians were killed immediately in the strike, after U.S. drones mistook a group traveling through al-Bayda province in central Yemen for an al Qaeda convoy.
The Nativity scene was moved to the front of the base’s chapel.
Singapore's defense chief said Thursday the Asian nation is in "no particular hurry" to join the Pentagon's international F-35 Joint Strike Fighter coalition, amid concerns over delays and cost increases on the futuristic fighter.
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...