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Stories with subject: Defense policy
  • Congress' grade so far? Incomplete at best story has photos
    Updated: May-27-16 4:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress is racing toward its summer break, but like a procrastinating college kid it has tons of work to catch up on to avoid a report card laden with grades of incomplete or even worse.

  • GOP senators attack top Democrat for defense bill delay story has photos
    Updated: May-25-16 4:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - A Republican senator angrily denounced the Senate's top Democrat Wednesday for delaying debate on defense policy legislation, calling Minority Leader Harry Reid's leadership "cancerous" and accusing him of holding up the $602 billion bill to preserve his "sad, sorry legacy."

  • Parents want tougher weapons policy in Rapid City schools 
    Updated: May-22-16 12:50 pm

    RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Parents of Rapid City students are demanding the school district get tougher on weapons.

  • GOP-led House decisively approves $602 billion defense bill story has photos
    Updated: May-18-16 10:31 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Republican-led House voted convincingly Wednesday to approve a $602 billion defense policy bill after rejecting attempts by Democrats to close the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and to repeal the war powers President Barack Obama relies on to fight the Islamic State.

  • GOP blocks provision to require women to register for draft story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-17-16 3:07 pm

    WASHINGTON - Buckling under conservative pressure, House Republicans pulled a legislative sleight of hand Tuesday and stripped a provision from the annual defense policy bill that would have required young women to sign up for a military draft.

  • AP Interview: Polish ex-foreign minister sees Brexit dangers 
    Updated: May-16-16 3:51 pm

    WARSAW, Poland - Radek Sikorski, a former Polish foreign minister with longstanding ties to Britain, said he is "very worried" British voters could opt to leave the European Union, fearing it could weaken a political arrangement that has given Europe its longest-ever period of peace and prosperity.

  • China says US report hypes up its so-called military threat story has photos
    Updated: May-15-16 12:36 am

    BEIJING - China's defense ministry criticized a U.S. report assessing its island-building efforts in the South China Sea, saying it "hyped up" China's so-called military threat.

  • Register for draft: It's what a man's got to do, and women? 
    Updated: May-13-16 12:35 pm

    WASHINGTON - Congress is on the verge of ordering young women to register for a military draft for the first time in history, touching off outrage among social conservatives who fear the move is another step toward blurring gender lines.