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Stories with subject: Defense policy
  • House committee votes to require women to register for draft 
    Updated: Apr-27-16 10:11 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that comes just a few months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.

  • 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.