The issue is pitting the Marine Corps against its own service secretary.
The move comes amid unrest in Middle East, North Africa and Ukraine.
Sen. Martin Heinrich said the Air Force will face a 400-pilot gap next year.
The rules are intended to prevent predatory lending practices.
Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-Mass.) calls for a "cultural shift" to support female troops.
The proposal will face pushback from other senators and the House.
Lawmakers are split over a plan to give the Pentagon control over nation’s drone program.
The House Armed Services Committee is seeking major changes to military compensation.
Adm. Jonathan Greenert said the Navy's ability to win a war at sea would be at risk.
I support increased flexibility in the pace of drawdown of our troops," said Smith.
"I want to make sure we've thought everything through and that we have a plan that leads to success...
Ignoring the need for a strong military and a sensible foreign policy is not an option.
Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone was injured while subduing a terrorist gunman.
Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said he hopes talks to hash out differences begin soon.
They were killed when a man in an Afghan uniform opened fire.
The firing of a female commander comes at an awkward time.
NATO countries were waiting for the U.S. to detail its help for the rapid reaction force.
Sen. Lindsey Graham also backs the retirement system change.
He also said other recommended reforms needed more study.
The launch comes on the 12th anniversary of the Iraq War.
"The steady persistence of this problem demonstrates the need for more action."
"It may be cheaper and safer, but without broader efforts it is like mowing the grass in the jungle...
Shift spending from military hardware to developing experts in languages and culture.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said “climate change presents security issues” for the U.S., but that...