Defense Department pushes back on comments from Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
In Australia, Kerry urged Iraq’s prime minister-designate to quickly form a new government.
Two Democratic lawmakers called on CIA chief Brennan to resign.
It is the first time the Navy has included biofuels in its annual request.
The Pentagon and Congress have another tool at their disposal instead of layoffs.
Lawmakers have already begun to cram in legislative business before the August recess.
The fire grounded the entire fleet, but the Pentagon says the "U.S. remains fully committed."
The troops are in addition to 300 already requested for Iraq.
The lawmaker told the White House he shouldn't be reading the Pentagon budget in the media.
The administration believes there is a chance for legislation on the issue.
Losing the engines would have a "significant impact" on the military space program.
Rep. Adam Smith says he'll propose base closures, but he expects that move to get "crushed."
U.S. officials reportedly were kept in the dark concerning ammunition transfers to Israel.
At almost $400 billion, the F-35 is the most expensive weapon project in U.S. history.
A top military official said North Korea would "fire our nuclear-armed rockets" if provoked.
Officials say heavier and more sophisticated launchers are being supplied.
The $490 billion spending bill would also keep Apache helicopters in the National Guard.
It's not clear if the F-35 will appear at a prestigious air show that began Monday.
“I just want to keep it going,” said Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.). “It’s too modern to fail."
White House warns of expenses despite troop drawdown.
A former official told the AP the evidence was "incontrovertible."
Lawmakers said they could sense other issues are "not a top priority."
The defense bill would bar consideration of "military character" in deciding prosecutions.
Sections of the defense bill will be marked up on Wednesday by their respective subcommittees.