The Arizona Republican said that VA has "ample resources" to avoid the glitch.
"First, they are more mature than some of our other potential adversaries," Odierno said.
It initially appeared Cruz would not be allowed to ask questions at an Iran hearing.
Army Chief Gen. Ray Odierno said it's too soon to know whether recruiters should be armed.
The White House has threatened to veto the 2016 defense authorization bill.
The bill would also provide a path to close Guantánamo.
The deal would modify the wait before military services open up combat jobs for women.
Cruz warned that rules "place an undue restriction" on Second Amendment rights.
DHS and FBI urged personnel to delete identifying info from social media.
The measure, for civilians who helped the U.S., now heads to Obama's desk.
The capture of a suspected ringleader behind Benghazi attack refueled a Washington debate.
The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a closed-door briefing Tuesday.
Odierno also said leaving troops in Iraq could have prevented the rise of ISIS.
“I am confident we’re gonna get to 60,” said McCain.
The bill was put forward by Sen. Steve Daines and Rep. Duncan Hunter.
The stars appear aligned for major reform of the Pentagon’s acquisition programs.
McCain blasted the White House for its veto threat of the defense authorization bill.
Sen. Lindsey Graham also backs the retirement system change.
New guidelines would give Japan's military a more robust role as a counterweight to China.
Companies that hire veterans would get preference in VA contracts.
He's backing two Dem House challengers; does it mean retired general is planning own run?
A command post nominee says “the defense of the homeland starts with the away game."
Paul Rieckhoff has built a small army of dedicated veterans.
U.S. defense secretary accused Beijing of destabilizing the region.