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Stories with person: Mac Thornberry
  • Carter calls Republican plan to shift wartime money flawed story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Apr-27-16 2:02 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter attacked as "another road to nowhere" a Republican plan that cuts $18 billion from the wartime operations account to pay for weapons and troops the Pentagon didn't request, kicking the battle over how much to spend on the U.S. military into high gear.

  • Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military 
    Updated: Apr-26-16 8:54 pm

    WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Tuesday released letters from Pentagon officials that they said should put an end to "silly speculation" generated by Republicans that protecting a bird known as the greater sage-grouse could hamstring the U.S. military.

  • Armed Services chief lays out risky strategy for budget hike 
    Updated: Apr-25-16 4:29 pm

    WASHINGTON - Seeking to halt an erosion of the U.S. military's combat readiness, a senior House Republican unveiled legislation Monday that would boost the defense budget by billions of dollars to pay for additional ships, jet fighters, helicopters and more.